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I WANT TO BUILD A FREE STANDING CLOTHING RACK..WHAT DO I NEED?

 

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Posted 2013-11-18T16:16:53+0000  by Darcel Darcel
 

 

Welcome to our community Darcel! 

 

Thank you for your question! I have put together a materials list and a simple graphic to show you how to make a clothing rack out of galvanized pipe. :) 

 

Materials:

 

2- 10’- ½” galvanized pipe
2- 12” – ½” galvanized nipple
6- 2”- ½” galvanized nipple
6- ½” galvanized elbow
4- ½” galvanized tee
4- ½” galvanized floor flange

 

All of the materials are available in the plumbing department at your local Home Depot. When you are at the store, you will want to have it cut and threaded.

 

Here is your cut list for the pipe:

 

1 -10’ galvanized pipe:
- 2- 5’ pieces

 

1 – 10’ galvanized pipe:
- 2- 4’ pieces
- 2- 1’ pieces

 

Note: make sure you have both sides of each pipe threaded.

 

That’s it! No more cuts need to be done at the store. :) 

 

This is how it is all pieced together:

 

Clothing Rack Graphic

 

The body of the rack is 4’ tall and 5’ wide. 

 

The legs will be perpendicular to the body of the clothing rack. I showed them going the wrong way to show you how they should be assembled. Each leg is attached to the body of the rack with a 2” nipple.

 

I would recommend putting together the body and legs separately. That way all you have to do is screw the legs to the body without having to worry about working too big.

 

Make sure you screw everything together tightly.

 

Please note, this is not to scale, this is just to show you how everything comes together.

 

If you have any more questions, please let us know! 

 

Christine :) 

 

 

Posted 2013-11-18T20:39:50+0000  by Christine_HD_ATL

Christine,

 

That's a neat idea for a clothing rack.  Made out of iron pipe I would imagine it would support a fair amount of weight too.  Unfortunately, there's one little problem with your design.  There's no way to assemble the upper rectangular section because everything screws together.  You'd need to add a union somewhere.

 

 

Posted 2013-11-19T14:58:42+0000  by Adam444
 
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