Don’t let a closet-less dwelling cramp your style! A clothing rack makes the perfect alternative to a full-sized closet. It’s affordable, compact, and it comes in an array of designs to choose from. But if the perfect clothing rack remains elusive, here’s one small apartment DIY that’ll suit your minimalist taste: A copper clothing rack by Be Makeful!
This clothing rack is not only portable, slim, and frills-free, it also comes in a trendy metallic shade that’s bound to stand out. The best part? Making this minimalist clothing rack is so easy. This clothing rack has a lot of room for your carefully curated outfits as well as your shoes, bags, and accessories too! Are you ready to make your own minimalist copper clothing rack? Let’s get started:
You will need:
2 ½-inch copper pipe 4.5 feet pieces
12 ½-inch copper pipe 4-inch long pieces
3 ½-inch copper pipe 3 feet pieces
4 ½-inch copper pipe caps
6 ½-inch copper elbows
6 ½-inch copper pipe t-brackets
Step 1: Assembling the Base
To make the tutorial even easier, have all the copper pipes cut to size at your local hardware store. The tutorial has provided a printable guide for the right copper pipe dimensions. Once all the components have been cut, you can start piecing together the clothing rack.
Start with the base because you want the bottom of the rack to be even and stable. Grab the two pieces of T-brackets and stick the two 4-inch pieces on either side of the T. Once that’s done, attach a T bracket to the ends facing at a 90-degree angle away from the first bracket in the center. Repeat until you have two sets of these attached T brackets then glue them together using super glue.
Step 2: Attaching the Base Ends
To make assembly easier at this point, lay the two pieces you made earlier next to each other. Make sure the open hole center of each T-bracket is facing upwards. Then, attach two more 4-inch pipes on either side of each piece; add two elbows on every end and another 4-inch pipe for the frame of the clothing rack.
Every time you are attaching the copper pipe, be sure to apply super glue to make the frame of the clothing rack even stronger. Finish up by attaching a couple of pipe cap into the feet of the frame.
Step 3: Assembling the Rack Frame
Now that your two base ends are assembled, it’s time to fit them together to make the bottom of the clothing rack. Lay the base ends on the ground and then attach the 3-feet long pipe into the open holes on either side of the T-brackets. These pipes, which are parallel to each other, will serve as the frame of the clothing rack.
Finish up by attaching the last two copper elbows to the remaining 3 feet pipe to create a U-shaped pipe. Attach this U-shaped pipe on top of the parallel pipes you just made earlier. This will serve as the top of the rack where you will hang your clothes.
And there you have it, this space-saving, small apartment DIY is complete! Fill your new copper clothing rack with your OOTDs for the week and put your fabulous sartorial choices on display. Tune in for more small apartment DIY! Sign up for our free home design course here.