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My mom was talking about buying something to hang her stuff on. (she's a seamstress) and I found this. Awesome idea. I need to go see how much the pipes cost. 

GARMENT RACK D.I.Y.

Diy coat rack Looking for a budget friendly way to create garment racks for your home? Today Rachel shares her D.I.Y. method...

Diy garment rackYou'll Need: Two 1/2" x 60" black steel pipes, Two 1/2" x 48" black steel pipes, Four 1/2" x 8" black steel pipe nipples, Two 1/2" x 2 1/2" black steel pipe nipples, Six 1/2" x 1 1/2" black steel pipe nipples, Six 1/2" black tees, Four 1/2" black 90 degree elbows, Four 1/2" galvinized floor flanges, Two 1/2" black steel end caps, 1 can of black spray paint (optional) and Work gloves. *Note: My supplies cost around $70-$80.

Preparation: Spray paint your floor flanges black to make it consistent with the rest of the pieces. Take the orange plastic caps off each end of the black pipes. For a truly consistent look, spray paint each piece. Wait until they've dried before assembling. 

Steel pipe diyOne: Group your small pieces for easier assembly. Just so you know what they look like I've lined them up. In descending order: end cap, 90 degree elbow, tee, 2 1/2" steel nipple, 1 1/2" steel nipple, galvinized floor flange, 8" steel nipple. Two: To create each base, screw one 8" steel nipple into the tee as shown. Three: Attach one 90 degree elbow to the end of your 8" nipple making sure it's facing the opposite direction of the top of your tee when tightened. Four: Attach a 1 1/2" steel nipple to the open end of the elbow joint. Five: Attach your floor flange to the other end of the nipple and tighten. Six: Repeat on the opposite side of your base. Seven: Attach one 1 1/2" steel nipple to the open end of your tee joint. Eight: Attach another tee joint to the 1 1/2" nipple as shown. Tighten with a wrench so that the tee joint is facing as shown. Nine: Repeat steps 2-8 to create your second base. Ten: Lay your long pipes on the ground with the shorter two on the top and bottom and the longer two on the sides. First you will assemble the top of the rack by screwing one 2 1/2" nipple into one end cap. Then screw one tee joint into the other end of the nipple as shown.Eleven: Screw that piece onto one end of your 4' steel pipe as shown. Repeat with the other end of the 4' steel pipe to complete the top of your rack. Twelve: Screw each 6' steel pipe into the open tee joints. Thirteen: Screw one base onto the end of one 6' steel pipe and tighten so that the open joint is facing the opposite side. Fourteen: Repeat with the other base. Fifteen: Screw one end of the last 4' steel pipe into the left side tightly with a wrench. Sixteen: Fit the other end of the 4' pipe into the other open tee joint and screw it in three times. This will unscrew it three times from the opposite end but neither end will be in danger of coming off.

ClosetClosetIf you plan on transporting your garment rack to events or are moving houses, just unscrew the bases, the bottom 4' pipe, and the two 6' pipes. They're easy to reassemble and store and can take a good beating since they're so sturdy. Change the dimensions to create the ideal sized garment rack for your own space. -Rachel 

by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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LOVES67
by Emily on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:46 PM

 Awesome, I need something like that.. Thanks for the website..

PinkButterfly66
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 2:38 PM

I made a laundry sorting frame from copper pipes and soldered them together.  It came out pretty good except I need to resolder some of the joints. It looks kinda like this but with copper.  The flimsy aluminum one I bought was bending, coming apart and becoming unuseable.

ana326
by Ana-Mexicana on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Awesome! ! Do you have pic you can share :-)

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

I made a laundry sorting frame from copper pipes and soldered them together.  It came out pretty good except I need to resolder some of the joints. It looks kinda like this but with copper.  The flimsy aluminum one I bought was bending, coming apart and becoming unuseable.

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PinkButterfly66
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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No, I don't but I can see if I can get one with my phone the next time I'm doing laundry.

Quoting ana326:

Awesome! ! Do you have pic you can share :-)

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

I made a laundry sorting frame from copper pipes and soldered them together.  It came out pretty good except I need to resolder some of the joints. It looks kinda like this but with copper.  The flimsy aluminum one I bought was bending, coming apart and becoming unuseable.


Alejandra10
by Alejandra-Mexican on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:22 PM
That's cool update when hokey figure out how much everything would be I think one of those would be great for the laundry room
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RainyRain
by Reyna on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Nice!!!

datcrazyhoe
by Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Im not a plumberr...soo id have to skip on this project! lmao 

GOYA
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM

That's a pretty good idea. I like it.

twobells
by Orfelinda on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM

I like this idea. I have to add it to my hubby's list of stuff to make for me.

momma_814
by Zayra-Mexicana on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Looks nice. I would love this. I'll check out the site too.
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