Hi, ABM readers! It’s Rubyellen again, and I am here to share a truly simple clothes rack you can make to displaysome overflow or maybe some of your favourite pieces for the season. And when you don’t require it, it can simply be taken apart and stored away.
–four three/eight” x 72″ poplar dowels
-one particular 7/8″ x 48″ poplar dowel
-7/8″ drill bit
-five/32″ drill bit
-two 23″ x .125″ leather cording
-two 50″ x .125″ leather cording
-wood glue (optional)
Phase A single: Measure and mark 15 1/2″ down from the best of each of your 4 three/eight” x 72″ dowels. This mark will be the center of the hole. Utilizing the 7/8″ drill bit, drill a hole on each mark, all the way through the dowel. Make confident to hold your hole straight as you drill by way of if you drill via the dowel at an angle, your clothing bar will not be degree. Lightly sand the hole opening to eliminate any roughness.
Stage Two: Measure and mark eight” up from the bottom of your 4 dowels, but you will want to make positive that this mark is 90 degrees from the top hole. Using the 5/32″ drill bit, drill a hole on each mark, all the way by means of the dowel, making certain to maintain your hole straight as you drill by means of. Lightly sand the hole opening to eliminate any roughness. Gather two dowels collectively to form one end of the rack, and insert the 23″ leather cording through the five/32″ holes then, knot the ends. Knotting helps stop the dowel legs from sliding open and falling flat on the floor. Repeat for the remaining 23″ cording and two dowels.
Step Three: Insert the seven/eight” x 48″ dowel by way of the leading holes of one particular side of the rack, enabling about 1 one/2″ to protrude from the end, and then insert the other finish via the other remaining pair of dowels, in the exact same way. Open the rack to the point in which the 23″ leather cording on the two sides is fully extended.
Phase 4: Center the 50″ leather cording about in which the three dowels meet together, and wrap around twice diagonally, and then wrap about twice the opposite way diagonally, so that it creates an “X” of kinds. Double knot together the ends and bury the tails inside the cording. Repeat for the opposite side. You could do without having the leather cording and just use wood glue to secure the dowels together to stop the horizontal dowel from slipping out.
If you do with no the wood glue, it can make it a lot simpler to get the rack apart and retailer when you require it out of the way. You almost certainly won’t want to overload the rack, but I think if you need some additional room and want to show some of your preferred pieces, this is a very good option. For styling, I only put eight hangers with clothing on the rack, but it could take double that amount (maybe eventriple, dependent what it is you want to hang). I even did pull-ups on it to see if it would hold me, and it did (but I do not advocate using it as an working out device!). You can even hang on some of your purses and hats. And if you have small ones like me, you can drape material on it, and it gets theatre curtains and sets the stage spot for some minor performances. This easy dowel clothing rack can have a lot of employs. Satisfied crafting! xo. Rubyellen
Credits // Author and Photography by: Rubyellen Bratcher.