This DIY industrial pipe clothing rack does double duty in a bedroom, providing a space to organize curated outfits for the week (saving you precious minutes in the morning) while adding a chic boutique feel to your boudoir. Best of all, it’s one of the easiest projects to tackle yourself, and is bound to impress even your most fashionable friends. Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to make this DIY industrial pipe clothing rack.
- Two 1/2 X 48” black pipe rails
- Two 1/2 X 60” black pipe rails (or ONE 10’ pipe cut in half)
- Six 1/2” T’s
- Four 1/2” X 6” or 8” nipples (these are for the stabilizing feet)
- Four 1/2 elbows
- Six 1/2 X 1 1/2” nipples (these are to connect the two T’s and to connect the elbows to the flanges)
- Four 1/2” flanges
- Two 1/2 X 2 1/2” nipples and TWO end caps (these create awesome hook-like things on the ends of the top rail which are great for hanging your hat!)
Step 1: Assemble both feet of rack: Connect flanges, connectors and 90 degree elbows attaching a T connector at the centre of each foot. Make sure the T connector is facing upright.
Step 2: Attach the uprights: Moving to the floor, attach a connector into both T connectors of the two feet. Attach a second T connector on top of each foot. (This will be for the lower cross bar later). Attach the two longest vertical pipes.
Step 3: Install the cross bars: Attach 2 more T connectors to the top ends of each vertical and then attach the upper cross bar, then the lower cross bar. When threading the lower cross bar, thread both sides before you deeply connect.
Step 4: Add the end hooks: Screw on 2-inch nipples and end caps on both sides of the rack.
Images courtesy of Dale Wilcox Photo