Hello again! Some have asked for a description on how I made the clothes rack for our yard sale. So, I thought I would share that with you today!
Here’s a picture of the rack in use from my yard sale post:
You could honestly use this rack for a lot of stuff. It was relatively inexpensive to make, easy to put together, and (since I didn’t glue it) easy to store.
I’m thinking it would be good to have when you are getting ready to travel and want a place to hang the outfits you are planning on taking with you. Or, maybe if you are steaming a lot of garments, you could hang them up. Lots of uses!
I needed a way to hang clothes for the yard sale after my rolling rack broke when I put too much stuff on it. So, off to Lowe’s!
I started with a plan… Here’s my drawing…
It was easy enough to make with PVC pipe. Looking back, I might have gone up another size in the pipe I bought. As you can see in the picture, the 1″ size did sag a bit in the middle — maybe going up to like a 1 1/2″ pipe would have solved that problem.
All in all, it ended up costing around $40 for a square rack that was 5′ x 2’6″ x 5′ and had a ton of hanging space on it. If I had a bigger car, it would have been even less expensive, because I could have bought the 10 foot lengths of pipe. Those are definitely cheaper.
Once you’ve got the pipe, it’s basically just putting together a cube. I cut two of the pipes down to 2 1/2′ lengths, but other than that, it was just fitting everything into the elbows.
Let me know if you guys have any questions! 🙂