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Last Updated on 16th November 2021
Fashion is all about style. If you enjoy your clothes, and you want somewhere to store them that is as cool-looking as they are, how about creating yourself an industrial clothes rack? If you are a specialist in DIY, you’ll enjoy the task and if you are not yet, this may turn out to be the beginning of a new hobby. Here is a description of how to build yourself an industrial clothes rack, that will be stylish and unique.
A Tubular Clothes Rack
The beauty of this industrial clothes rack is that you can build it very easily or you can go wild, in order to give it even more style by using a welding machine to join the pieces together. By doing so, you will add personality to it, by melting the pieces together, giving it that extra harsh look.
Or, if you prefer, you can use a minimum of tools, by simply attaching the steel pipes together through T-shape or elbow pipe fittings. Find some old pieces of wood to complete the work, and you’ll have a unique clothes rack that will add charm, anywhere you place it, in the house.
Start with the Wood Pieces to create the Base
It might not be easy to find the right pieces of wood to create your clothes rack, especially if you have a precise image in mind, of what the result should look like. Buying a new piece at the lumber store, just won’t do it. You need to use reclaimed hardwood so that it provides an industrial feel. You can find those in architectural or industrial salvage stores, or maybe old scaffolding boards.
Otherwise, go online and search on Google. Chances are you’ll find exactly what you need, doing a search in your neighbourhood. Look for wood planks that will be about 1.25 m long, once you have cut them down (or the size that fits the space you want to fill). Their width should average 60 cm, if you want them to hold your shoes.
Join them together on the back, using a sheet of wood (any kind), 6.5 mm thick. If you want to dye the wood, do it before you hook them together. A good varnish might be better than bare wood.
Assemble the Pipes
The easiest way to build your pipe clothing rack is to use T joints and elbow type fittings to link all the pipes together. Then you can create as many connections between them as you want, to give it a more complex or simple look.
Just make sure that you don’t forget to create two legs to hold the whole rack at both ends, on which you will place the wood planks as a base, once completed. At the top, use elbow type fittings to connect the rack itself to the tubular sides. You will end up creating a unique piece, looking just the way you wanted.
The completed clothing rack
Once your pipes are linked together, and the wooden planks have been put at the base, you will have a finished piece that can hold pairs of shoes. If you want to save time on this modification project, instead of starting from scratch, or from a tubular style rack you may opt to buy one online, but you always get great satisfaction from projects you have completed yourself.
What to do with an Industrial Clothes Rack
The look is good and it’s unique, so you will be proud of your DIY clothes rack all day long. You can hang shirts or t-shirts here to display your clothing collection.
If you own or have started a clothing brand, you can get some great Instagram-worthy photography shots showcasing your product. Even Tik Tok influencers can find a use.