Wednesday, May 31, 2023

DIY Clothing Rack

Hello! The city we live in had city wide yard sales a couple weekends ago, so I thought it would be the perfect time to participate and clear out some things we weren’t using. My mom and my mother-in-law both brought over tons of clothes to add to the yard sale, so I built this quick and easy clothing rack from things we already had on hand.

For the legs of the clothing rack, I didn’t have two of the same boards, so I ripped a 2x6 we had in the shop in half to have two 2x3s. The 2x6 was already cut to 52”, so that’s the height I left it.

To support the legs at the bottom, I cut four 1x2 scraps we had to 15” and mitered each end to 45 degrees.

Here is a view of the angles on each end.

I attached each mitered board to the end of each 2x3 with a nail from my nail gun and 2” screws.

I pushed the bottom of each board against a wall to make sure everything was even on the bottom.

I had this closet rod from a closet in our dining room that I turned into our pantry, so I used that for this project. A wooden dowel or a broom stick would work too.

I used two 1.25” screw to attach the clothing rod to the top of each 2x3.

I was going to add a board between the bottom legs for extra support, but this clothing rod expands (pictured below), so I left it like this for the yard sale.

I have already taken this apart for a future sale, but if this was going to be a permanent fixture in my home, I would choose to add another board to the bottom, as well as make it a bit taller and probably even use wood glue and screws to secure the angled support pieces to the legs.

I made it pretty by giving the whole piece a quick sand and staining it Minwax Special Walnut.

Check out how I repurposed this clothing rack into a flower stand HERE.

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