When we moved into our loft in Brooklyn there was one major problem. No closets! Can't have that. After researching a bunch of garment racks, I fell in love with the simplest styles. One design in particular was a leaning garment rack. I had no idea how it would turn out, but thought it was worth a try. The reward was huge because the rack was incredibly easy to make and has a really beautiful minimal look.
The rack bends at a 45 degree angle, and uses your wall for support. The design is really genius, and the DIY only takes about 20 minutes (especially if you already have the dowels cut!).
Here's what you need to make one of your own:
- (2) 1" wooden dowels cut to 45" long - these are your top and bottom pieces
- (2) 1" wooden dowels cut to 35" long - these are your top side pieces
- (2) 1" wooden dowels cut to 39" long - these are your bottom side pieces
- (2) 1" 45 degree copper elbows
- (4) 1" 90 degree copper elbows
- multi-purpose glue (I used DAP Strong Stik)
You can find all of these materials at your local hardware store as well as on Amazon. Putting it together is really as simple as connecting your wooden dowels with the copper elbows one at a time until the whole rack is assembled.