February 03, 2013

D I Y / Clothing Rack, Made From Plumbing Tubes









There have been tons of clothing racks made out of plumbing parts, here's my little version of it.
It is the easiest, most uncomplicated clothing rack imaginable, it is basically just a frame that leans against the wall.
And surprisingly it turned out sturdier than I thought it would be, and is also really easy to deconstruct and move around.


What you'll need:
/ 2 tubes of 2 meters in length
/ 2 tubes of 1 meter in length
/ 4 3 way joints for plumbing tubes
/ a roll of tape

step one.
put the long tubes against the wall in an inclined way. Mine are on the floor about 75cm away from the wall. It seems like really far away. But the more you'll incline them, the sturdier your rack will be. Doesn't seem like it now, but once it is assembled it will be.

step two.
Put your hanger on a height where it will not be touching the wall , like shown on the fourth picture, and mark this spot on the tube. This is the height where you will place the horizontal tube.

step 3.
Put a bit of strong plastic tape around the spot you just marked before placing the 3 way joint. This bit of tape will make the tube thicker on the place where the hardware comes, it will secure it and prevent it from sliding down. Make sure the hardware is placed on exactly the same height on both long tubes. If not, the rack will turn out wobbly.

step 4.
After you've placed all four joints, you can assemble the rack by connecting the long tubes with the short horizontal ones in between.

step 5. (optional)
I planned to put two screws in the floor on which you can put the tubes on top to prevent them from moving. But skipped this step because the rack turned out to be much much sturdier that I had expected, because of the weight on the rack it really stays on it's place and leans against the wall.

106 comments:

Korin said...

You're a goddess !
Your blog is such an amazing inspiration itself

Millie Cotton said...

I'd love to see your entire apartment. Imagining a huge space, no walls, just beautiful white and black bits place in very specific places.

This is crazy!

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joanna roars said...

Great design but need an empty room! ;) Love it!

THE STYLE SHED said...

Love this

Yu Ko said...

great idea! first i thought that it would move but actually it makes sense. gravity and stuff. thank you for the idea!


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Annikki said...

wow, this is amazing! <3 thank you so much for the inspiration! i've been looking for a nice diy clothing rack for weeks and this one is just perfect!

Raquel Neves said...

Genius!

Cailin´s Place said...

so cool!!!awesome DIY!

Amela. said...

I now know what I'm going to do next week. Thank you for this wonderfull DIY!! x

Milex said...

I would like to stay there forever

AL said...

I'm impressed!

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A. said...

Amazing! I'm so going to try this. Thank you, you're my inspiration.

duckalicious said...

:O you are unbelievable. I bow to thee!

Melissa V said...

looks stunning x

Ninah said...

Very cool! Your creativity is awesome :)

Diana said...

This looks so great. Your ideas are wonderful!

Beatricia Palcic said...

Oh my god it's perfect! I'm impressed! Thank you for this amazing idea! Xx

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Laura said...

Great clean solution! How do you get the middle tubes to stay in the joints?

hypnotized-poison said...

this is perfect
ur so talented

Dèna said...

You have the best DIY projects!!
xoxo
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Laura said...

Brilliant! I wish I had more space in my flat :-D

dnalbnire said...

This is lovely, something that I would love to have in my own home. You could even use it as a towel rack or something? xx

kcomekarolina said...

how cool is that!



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Laura said...

That's so cool

Xx
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Zu said...

Brilliant and simple idea (no wonder on this blog). The only thing I'd be quite scared of would be the plumbing tubes scratching the wall paing under heavier load of clothes....or anyway.

Rhoda Wong said...

such a beautiful setup!

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Malu Swartjes said...

Leuk! :)
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Eline said...

geweldig!

Haani Kamran said...

This is why I love you. : )

Michiel - Jan Marcel Blog said...

Wauw, super gave DIY weer Ivania!
Dr is er maar eentje die dat zo goed kan!

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Hannah said...

Really cool!

Sara Nena said...

woooooooooooooow would like to have a wardrobe like that one day!!!!!!!!!!!

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Fashiable said...

Echt een te gek idee, ik ga het zeker onthouden :)

Alicia N. said...

I totally need this!! Awesome DIY! :)

-Alicia
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MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM said...

Gorgeous as ever, you really do simplicity the best!

X Marjolein - Never Too Polished.com

Anonymous said...

You are so aesthetically bold, but in such a refreshing way! Thank you for that xx

amalie said...

this is EPIC

Domonique Wilson said...

Ok...so is there any end to your talent? Seriously epic DIY!

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x

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CONSUMÍNIMO said...

Aww we love the idea! Amazing DYU :)
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Gigi Song said...

This is such a good idea! I love how it's so simple but looks so good :)

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Isabelle said...

i think my favorite part is the slant for the heels...it's really well designed

OLIVIA said...

I love it... this is just what I was looking for!
Thank you for this awesome post!
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Kim said...

So gaaf! Ik wil het deze week ook doen!!

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Erin @ Thanks, I Made It said...

This would be a great solution for my disheveled entry way. I especially love the bar for holding the heels!

Dahye said...

Amazing idea!! You come up with the greatest modern DIY projects. love it!

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

Great DIY!

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G said...

Would love to try this , genius as always
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Kstylick said...

Love to visit your blog everyday :) Maybe we could follow each other on Bloglovin and/or GFC?

Please leave me a comment on my blog and I will follow you!

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Nadia Cohen said...

Very creative.
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thechicndamned said...

An inspired idea, I love the simplicity of it all

x karen
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Style -Drum is Jackie said...

I am so fond of you and your ideas.

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Sharon said...

This is a fabulous concept! It looks so neat and tidy too. I'm going to definitely try this so thank YOU for sharing

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Bri Wang said...

Gah, this is genius! Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial.

xx

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Mira said...

Super cool Diy and looks gorgeous too <3


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tin said...

standing ovation. again.

My little fashion thoughts said...

Nice job girl !!

xx Selma

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wllwproject said...

Super creative and amazing.

Valentina said...

it is really a great project! congrats! i admire your blog for the character you gave it.

Asta Linda Dembele said...

this is amazing! i'm going to do this! haha thank you! x

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Bianca Grogan said...

What a cute idea... www.shopperstherapy.blogspot.com

Sergio Monttiel said...

you are genius!! i love all your ideas.

Paula said...

nice idea

Damaris Chamorro said...

How cool! I wish I had the space to do it!

Greetings from Madrid, Spain.

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AmyXx said...

Wow! How do you come up with all these fab inventions? I need to get building pronto!! Xx

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Anny Barros said...

nice idea!

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Iliana, Anne said...

what a great idea!

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Lubica Tothova said...

so perfect and simple...you are genius.


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Laura said...

You have the best (simple) ideas ever, I love it. I want your mind please?! ha!


x

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manu campayo said...

muy buena idea

& Pretty Things said...

This is amazing.

& Pretty Things

Lena Elmone said...

What a great idea and looks so easy to make. When I have more room, I will certainly try this!

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Stephanie G said...

love the inspiration! this is so simple but so effective

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Christina Ooi said...

That's awesome!! I wish I had a free wall!

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Jackie C. said...

amazing!!

shardette.. said...

You so smart girl.. you think of the most brilliant things!

x Sharday

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Skin and Roses said...

Such a good idea!
Everything you own is so white!

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Mel* said...

Great idea!!
I'm following you with GFC!!
I'm waiting for you on Dressing&Toppings..and FbPage if you want! ;)
Kiss from Rome
me

Nadine said...

cool, very inspiriring!
I like the clean look of the tubes.

xoxo
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Fabiola Carrillo said...

Awesome ideas! Like always

HayleyMG said...

thats so awesome! You come up with some amazing things and theres something so beautiful about you and your minimalism love! Youve made me totally want to explore that kind of style! I think i would have to do it with colour though im not that adventurous!

Hayley xx
www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

heating engineer richmond said...

Never knew the equipment that I use everyday can be so useful apart from fixing the pipes. That is really an impressive art you did.

Iconoclaste said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW AMAZING THAT IS !!!
Did I just yell ?!
Seriously, it looks flawless !!
I so want to do that when I'll be able to, thanks for the genius post !

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STYLISTS OWN said...

what a fantastic idea!
I love your DIY projects always amazing and so simple.
xx

the Stylists own

Nordic leaves said...

Such a nice DIY!
Hope it`s OK that I borrow your images for a post on my blog?

Love your blog btw.
-Edina

Martine vianen said...

What a great DIY project. I already was wondering how it could stay on is place. But it is a good construction. Love your blog. I will become a new follower
.
Greet
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Martine vianen said...

En nu zie ik dat je Nederlands bent:))
Helemaal leuk!

Matthew Brooks said...

Just wanted to write you a quick note to let you know how much I have been enjoying your blog! I really love your keen sense of aesthetic and style.

hugs from Montreal!
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Jittu dhiman said...

Lol...! great idea... Me also going to do this at home... thanks to sharing your ideas

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Zuley said...

Reminds me of the leaned ladders I've seen everywhere.

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Creative Doors said...

Hah! That is brilliant, great idea and the rack actually looks really neat as well :)

Arti Arte said...

love this diy.shared it on my blog.
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Lauren Welch said...

wow i love this! deff want to do this when i have my own apartment

Trophies said...

If you use shelves on your wall, select simple shelves with clean lines and avoid ornate brackets. Color does not matter, but stick with the same finish and style for all of the shelves in a room.

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Avery Wilson said...

This is a creative DIY project! I have a similar garment rack. They're so functional and are great for staying organized.

John Wilson said...

This a great way to utilize the plumbing tools and plumbing things. Thanks for sharing.
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Good post man, just looking around some blogs, seems a pretty nice platform you are using.
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i seen your all plumbing component and i think its design by you and it's really use full and designable.
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