Love Aesthetics

February 3, 2013

Clothing Rack, Made From Plumbing Tubes

There have been tons of clothing racks made out of plumbing parts, here’s my little version of it.
It is the easiest, most uncomplicated clothing rack imaginable, it is basically just a frame that leans against the wall.
And surprisingly it turned out sturdier than I thought it would be, and is also really easy to deconstruct and move around.

What you’ll need:
/ 2 tubes of 2 meters in length
/ 2 tubes of 1 meter in length
/ 4 3 way joints for plumbing tubes
/ a roll of tape

step one.
put the long tubes against the wall in an inclined way. Mine are on the floor about 75cm away from the wall. It seems like really far away.
But the more you’ll incline them, the sturdier your rack will be. Doesn’t seem like it now, but once it is assembled it will be.

step two.
Put your hanger on a height where it will not be touching the wall , like shown on the fourth picture, and mark this spot on the tube.
This is the height where you will place the horizontal tube.

step 3.
Put a bit of strong plastic tape around the spot you just marked before placing the 3 way joint.
This bit of tape will make the tube thicker on the place where the hardware comes, it will secure it and prevent it from sliding down.
Make sure the hardware is placed on exactly the same height on both long tubes. If not, the rack will turn out wobbly.

step 4.
After you’ve placed all four joints, you can assemble the rack by connecting the long tubes with the short horizontal ones in between.

step 5. (optional)
I planned to put two screws in the floor on which you can put the tubes on top to prevent them from moving.
But skipped this step because the rack turned out to be much much sturdier that I had expected, because of the weight on the rack it really stays on it’s place and leans against the wall.

112 responses to “Clothing Rack, Made From Plumbing Tubes”

  1. Korin says:

    You’re a goddess !
    Your blog is such an amazing inspiration itself

  2. I’d love to see your entire apartment. Imagining a huge space, no walls, just beautiful white and black bits place in very specific places.

    This is crazy!

    It’s a LDN Thing

  3. joanna roars says:

    Great design but need an empty room! 😉 Love it!

  4. Yu Ko says:

    great idea! first i thought that it would move but actually it makes sense. gravity and stuff. thank you for the idea!

    http://designforaeon.blogspot.de/

  5. Annikki says:

    wow, this is amazing! <3 thank you so much for the inspiration! i’ve been looking for a nice diy clothing rack for weeks and this one is just perfect!

  6. so cool!!!awesome DIY!

  7. Amela. says:

    I now know what I’m going to do next week. Thank you for this wonderfull DIY!! x

  8. Milex says:

    I would like to stay there forever

  9. A. says:

    Amazing! I’m so going to try this. Thank you, you’re my inspiration.

  10. duckalicious says:

    :O you are unbelievable. I bow to thee!

  11. Ninah says:

    Very cool! Your creativity is awesome 🙂

  12. Diana says:

    This looks so great. Your ideas are wonderful!

  13. Oh my god it’s perfect! I’m impressed! Thank you for this amazing idea! Xx

    Fashionvitae.blogspot.com

  14. Laura says:

    Great clean solution! How do you get the middle tubes to stay in the joints?

  15. this is perfect
    ur so talented

  16. Dèna says:

    You have the best DIY projects!!
    xoxo
    Dèna
    http://www.stylelimelight.com

  17. Laura says:

    Brilliant! I wish I had more space in my flat 😀

  18. dnalbnire says:

    This is lovely, something that I would love to have in my own home. You could even use it as a towel rack or something? xx

  19. how cool is that!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

  20. Zu says:

    Brilliant and simple idea (no wonder on this blog). The only thing I’d be quite scared of would be the plumbing tubes scratching the wall paing under heavier load of clothes….or anyway.

  21. Haani Kamran says:

    This is why I love you. : )

  22. Wauw, super gave DIY weer Ivania!
    Dr is er maar eentje die dat zo goed kan!

    http://www.janmarcel.com/

  23. Sara Nena says:

    woooooooooooooow would like to have a wardrobe like that one day!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.7-sevendays.blogspot.it

  24. Fashiable says:

    Echt een te gek idee, ik ga het zeker onthouden 🙂

  25. Alicia N. says:

    I totally need this!! Awesome DIY! 🙂

    -Alicia
    Neon Fox

  26. Gorgeous as ever, you really do simplicity the best!

    X Marjolein – Never Too Polished.com

  27. Anonymous says:

    You are so aesthetically bold, but in such a refreshing way! Thank you for that xx

  28. Ok…so is there any end to your talent? Seriously epic DIY!

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

  29. Ivana, You’ve been featured on Blog and The City with you unique tattoo’s! http://blogandthecity.net/2013/02/the-tattoo-epidemic

  30. Gigi Song says:

    This is such a good idea! I love how it’s so simple but looks so good 🙂

    This Happy Little Blog

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  31. Isabelle says:

    i think my favorite part is the slant for the heels…it’s really well designed

  32. OLIVIA says:

    I love it… this is just what I was looking for!
    Thank you for this awesome post!
    http://withlov32012.blogspot.ca/

  33. Kim says:

    So gaaf! Ik wil het deze week ook doen!!

    http://www.kimgodschalk.com

  34. This would be a great solution for my disheveled entry way. I especially love the bar for holding the heels!

  35. Dahye says:

    Amazing idea!! You come up with the greatest modern DIY projects. love it!

  36. G says:

    Would love to try this , genius as always
    x http://www.whatwouldwangdo.wordpress.com

  37. Kstylick says:

    Love to visit your blog everyday 🙂 Maybe we could follow each other on Bloglovin and/or GFC?

    Please leave me a comment on my blog and I will follow you!

    http://kstylick.blogspot.com

  38. An inspired idea, I love the simplicity of it all

    x karen
    http://www.thechicndamned.blogspot.com

  39. Sharon says:

    This is a fabulous concept! It looks so neat and tidy too. I’m going to definitely try this so thank YOU for sharing

    http://primpedandprimed.blogspot.com.au/

  40. Bri Wang says:

    Gah, this is genius! Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial.

    xx

    FASHION EATERS

  41. Mira says:

    Super cool Diy and looks gorgeous too <3

    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG

    xo

    glamDevils

  42. tin says:

    standing ovation. again.

  43. wllwproject says:

    Super creative and amazing.

  44. Valentina says:

    it is really a great project! congrats! i admire your blog for the character you gave it.

  45. this is amazing! i’m going to do this! haha thank you! x

    wzrdrouselleplease.blogspot.co.uk

  46. you are genius!! i love all your ideas.

  47. How cool! I wish I had the space to do it!

    Greetings from Madrid, Spain.

    http://hotcinnamon.blogspot.com

  48. AmyXx says:

    Wow! How do you come up with all these fab inventions? I need to get building pronto!! Xx

    http://amelissab.blogspot.co.uk/

  49. so perfect and simple…you are genius.

    lttreasure.blogspot.co.uk

  50. Laura says:

    You have the best (simple) ideas ever, I love it. I want your mind please?! ha!

    x

    http://www.tinytwisst.blogspot.com

  51. Lena Elmone says:

    What a great idea and looks so easy to make. When I have more room, I will certainly try this!

    http://www.un-til-death.blogspot.se

  52. Stephanie G says:

    love the inspiration! this is so simple but so effective

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

  53. That’s awesome!! I wish I had a free wall!

    http://www.queenofmayhem.com

  54. shardette.. says:

    You so smart girl.. you think of the most brilliant things!

    x Sharday

    SHARDETTE BLOG

  55. Such a good idea!
    Everything you own is so white!

    http://www.skinandroses.blogspot.com

  56. Mel* says:

    Great idea!!
    I’m following you with GFC!!
    I’m waiting for you on Dressing&Toppings..and FbPage if you want! 😉
    Kiss from Rome
    me

  57. Nadine says:

    cool, very inspiriring!
    I like the clean look of the tubes.

    xoxo
    myclassicwardrobe.com

  58. Awesome ideas! Like always

  59. HayleyMG says:

    thats so awesome! You come up with some amazing things and theres something so beautiful about you and your minimalism love! Youve made me totally want to explore that kind of style! I think i would have to do it with colour though im not that adventurous!

    Hayley xx
    http://www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

  60. Never knew the equipment that I use everyday can be so useful apart from fixing the pipes. That is really an impressive art you did.

  61. Iconoclaste says:

    I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW AMAZING THAT IS !!!
    Did I just yell ?!
    Seriously, it looks flawless !!
    I so want to do that when I’ll be able to, thanks for the genius post !

    http://www.l-iconoclaste.net

  62. STYLISTS OWN says:

    what a fantastic idea!
    I love your DIY projects always amazing and so simple.
    xx

    the Stylists own

  63. Such a nice DIY!
    Hope it`s OK that I borrow your images for a post on my blog?

    Love your blog btw.
    -Edina

  64. What a great DIY project. I already was wondering how it could stay on is place. But it is a good construction. Love your blog. I will become a new follower
    .
    Greet
    http://Www.martinevianen.blogspot.nl
    Instagram martinev67

  65. En nu zie ik dat je Nederlands bent:))
    Helemaal leuk!

  66. Just wanted to write you a quick note to let you know how much I have been enjoying your blog! I really love your keen sense of aesthetic and style.

    hugs from Montreal!
    matthew.
    http://chante-loup.blogspot.ca
    http://lookbook.nu/matthewb

  67. Zuley says:

    Reminds me of the leaned ladders I’ve seen everywhere.

    zuleyb.blogspot.com

  68. Hah! That is brilliant, great idea and the rack actually looks really neat as well 🙂

  69. Lauren Welch says:

    wow i love this! deff want to do this when i have my own apartment

  70. Trophies says:

    If you use shelves on your wall, select simple shelves with clean lines and avoid ornate brackets. Color does not matter, but stick with the same finish and style for all of the shelves in a room.

  71. I havent any word to appreciate this post…..Really i am impressed.

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  73. We love your white DIY!!!
    Simple but sooo nice and usefull stuffs!

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  74. Avery Wilson says:

    This is a creative DIY project! I have a similar garment rack. They’re so functional and are great for staying organized.

  75. John Wilson says:

    This a great way to utilize the plumbing tools and plumbing things. Thanks for sharing.
    Backflow Testing

  76. Steve Wilson says:

    Good post man, just looking around some blogs, seems a pretty nice platform you are using.
    Agoura hills plumbers

  77. Steve Wilson says:

    i seen your all plumbing component and i think its design by you and it’s really use full and designable.
    Menlo Park Plumbers

  78. Oustanding DIY, the materials were easy to obtain and the method is easy to follow also. You’re the man!

  79. Plumbing says:

    I’m really satisfied with this. Your ideas we’re awesome. I’m looking forward for next post!

  80. Plumbing says:

    I’m really satisfied with this. Your ideas we’re awesome. I’m looking forward for next post!

  81. Hats Off, its really really very creative

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