DIY: clothes rack

My father and I recently built this freestanding clothes rack, and it was relatively easy and only took about half a day! We made it using some spare wood, castor wheels, nails, paint and and an old curtain rod.

There are 4 parts:
the base - this piece should be quite wide. It goes across the bottom of the rack.
the support-y balance-y bits - 2 pieces that help balance the rack, attached sideways to the base piece. The four castor wheels are attached to these.
the sides - 2 thinner pieces that go up the sides and hold the rod.
the rod - a metal or wooden thin (preferably cylindrical, but it doesn't really matter) piece that goes along the top and the clothes hang from it.

We cut the wood and rod into the right length first (the rack is about 1.5 x 1.75m, but you can alter this to suit you) and my father drilled a hole for the rod at the top of the piece at each end using a drill bit a little bigger than the rod (the layers of paint add a few millimeters).

 step one: sanding
You have to do A LOT of this. Make sure to get the edges nice and smooth.

 step two: attach all the wood pieces together
Use a drill and nails. My father did this part (so essentially he built it, not me). Make it strong and stuff.

 step three: paint it (optional)
I used two coats of primer and then a creamy colour.

step four: attach the castor wheels
then slide in the rod and then you're done!
skirt & shirt - thrifted
dress - Glassons
piano bag from China

Use this tutorial as a basic guideline to building your own clothes rack and have fun!


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