15 Simple DIY Clothing Racks – How to Make Mobile Clothing Rack
Whether you live in a tiny apartment without a closet or just have a lot of clothes, finding a place to store them can be quite hectic.
And as you keep buying more and more clothes and shoes organizing your room will become a tedious task that you will not want to look forward to at the end of the day.
But, it is still possible to organize and store your clothing items well without a closet and without having to buy some expensive wardrobes that will take up a lot of space.
And to do this, you will need to build a DIY clothing rack which is easier to make than it might look. With a few pipes and other inexpensive materials, you can have a DIY garment rack in one afternoon or just a few hours.
And to help make things even easier for you, we have gathered 15 simple DIY clothing rack ideas that you can implement.
1. DIY Copper Piping Rolling Garment Rack
A DIY clothing rack like this one is both attractive and functional and so it will be a great addition to any bedroom. Also, it uses materials that you can get at your local Homedepot store and so it is also quite inexpensive to build.
You will need ordinary copper piping, a sheet of plywood, glue and some casters to make it easy to roll around.
And once you gather these materials the only other thing that you need to do is to follow the simple step by step instructions on this tutorial by Ben Uyeda of the HomeMade Modern.
2. DIY Copper Clothing Rack
Here is another DIY pipe clothing rack that uses copper piping and it is also easy and inexpensive to build despite the large size and impressive look,
This minimal but functional clothing rack takes up little space in the room, and once you have all the materials, you can make it in less than one hour.
The tutorial provides a diagram to help you understand the dimensions of the pipe clothing rack, a list of all the items that you will need and lots of pictures to give you an idea of what to make.
3. Industrial DIY Clothing Rack on Wheels
This DIY industrial clothing rack will also not take a lot of effort to build, and you will not need to buy a lot of supplies.
The DIY clothing rack uses some 1/2-inch steel conduit pipes, a couple of floor flanges and elbow joints, 2 dozen wood screws, a wooden board for the base and 4 casters.
There is a list of all the supplies that you will need to make the DIY garment rack and once you gather them you only need to do the assembly.
Although there is no step by step instructions, the article still provides a short description of what you need to do and some pictures.
4. Under $80 Steel Pipes Clothing Rack
The industrial look of this pipe clothing rack is also very appealing but what I like most about it is that it is not only easy to build, but it also does not take up a lot of space.
You will spend under $80 on the materials for this project. And they include the black steel pipes in different sizes that the A Beautiful Mess tutorial provides and some fittings for joining the pipes.
There are both pictures and text instructions in this tutorial, and so it should be quick and easy to implement once you have all the materials.
5. Homemade Copper Hanging Clothing Rack
I just love budget-friendly and straightforward projects like this one, and you can be sure that I will implement it soon.
The DIY hanging clothing rack uses some copper piping, but you will also need a few other things such as copper pipe elbows and caps, cotton rope and hooks,
For the actual build, the article provides a step by step picture tutorial with a brief short description, and if you follow it, this clothing rack should only take a few minutes to complete.
6. Easy Homemade Mobile Clothing Rack
A chic and easy-to-build clothing rack like this one will not only provide a lot of extra space for garments but also adds a vintage look to your room.
HGTV provides a very comprehensive tutorial for making the stylish clothing rack that includes everything from the materials and tool list to the step by step instruction.
Some of the supplies that you will need for this DIY clothing rack are a couple of wood shelving, 1x4 pine board, galvanized pipe, casters and lots of wood screws.
There are also some detailed directions and pictures for assembling both the wood base and steel pipe and joining them.
7. DIY Multiple-Way Clothing Rack
If you already know how to make a clothing rack, here is a fun way to add a twist to the traditional designs. And it is all about giving it a multiple-way design.
And unlike many other DIY garment racks it uses PVC pipes instead of the steel ones to create something that allows you to hang the clothes on two opposite sides.
All you will need are some PVC pipes, corner connections, and the 3-way connections. The project is all about cutting and joining the pieces using the connectors.
8. Leaning DIY Plumbing Tubes Clothing Rack
You will hardly come across a DIY wardrobe rack that is easier to make than this one as it is just a simple frame leaning against a wall.
Also, the basic design of the clothing rack means that it will not use a lot of materials and so it is also quite inexpensive to build.
And besides, from the different tube lengths, you will also need 3-way joints and a roll of tape. With these supplies ready you can follow the 4-step text instruction in this tutorial to make the clothing rack.
9. DIY Copper and Concrete Clothes Rack
This simple industrial style clothing rack combines a concrete base with copper piping to create something unique and functional. And if you do not factor the time the concrete takes to dry this is just a 5-minute project.
Despite this being a simple project the tutorial still provides some detailed instructions with a supplies list that includes copper pipes and fittings, concrete mix and a couple of plastic boxes.
All you will need to do is connect the pipe and mix your concrete before sticking the tubes in, and you should be able to figure out how to do this just by looking at the pictures on the article.
10. Simple and Stylish Built-in Pipe Clothing Rack
As you plan to make your own clothing rack, it is vital to know that there is more to it than just something to hold your garments, and so you need to go for a stylish design.
This DIY pipe clothing rack has a simple, elegant and functional design but it will only cost around $172 to build and you can finish it in a couple of hours.
The Instructables provides a parts list for the 75-inch tall pipe clothing rack and once you have everything you will only need to follow the simple 4-step directions.
11. 2-Tiered Galvanized Steel Racks
If you have lots of clothes and with limited space in your room a 2-tier clothing rack will be a great idea as it provides a lot of storage and will not take up a lot of space.
This 2-tier DIY clothing rack uses galvanized steel, and it is also quite easy to make because most of the work goes into screwing the pipes together.
And apart from your galvanized steel pipes, you will also need elbows, tee joints, and pipe nipples. This tutorial also provides a picture to help you understand how to join the different sections, and so this should be a quick and easy project.
12. 6-Step Hanging Copper Pipe Clothing Rack
Floor space is scarce, and this is more so for those that leave in apartments, and so it is not always viable to add a clothing rack on your floors.
This tutorial by LaTonya from The A Beautiful Mess provides a solution for those with limited floor space by guiding you through the process of making a hanging clothing rack.
LaTonya provides a list of everything that you will need and it includes a 5-foot copper pipe and its fittings, some screws and a tube cutter. And she also has some easy to follow 6-step instructions with photos.
13. DIY Freestanding Mobile Pipe Coat Rack
DIY industrial clothing racks look amazing, and they are always a good idea when you want to add a rustic look to your room.
This coat rack is also sturdy and will not fall over when full. It uses some galvanized steel pipe for the top section and a wooden base, but it also has some caster to make it mobile.
The tutorial has a materials list that highlights all the items that you will need and step by step picture instructions with some short text explanations.
14. Small DIY Copper Clothing Rack
A small rack like this one will be perfect for your shirts but the best thing about it is that it does not take up a lot of floor space and it is also easy and quick to build.
You will need about 7 meters of copper piping and fittings and a few tools such as sandpaper, metal saw and epoxy adhesive to make this DIY clothing rack.
This project is all about cutting and sticking copper pipes, and the tutorial explains how to do this, and there is also a picture of the final product to inspire you.
15. Small and Simple Rolling Coat Rack
For those with a tiny entryway but would still like to have somewhere for guests to place coats here is a great DIY clothing rack project for you.
This coat rack features a steel pipe top section, a wooden base, and some casters. And the Design Sponge article provides a list of the supplies that you need to make all the parts.
There are also a few pictures to help you understand what you need to build but the 7-step text instructions will be the most helpful.
With the 15 DIY clothing rack ideas above you should have an easy time making one for your home. And feel free to tell us what you think about these projects and other DIY garment rack projects.