Thursday, February 16, 2012

PVC Do It Yourself Rack


Well, some of you may have noticed I’ve been a little neglectful of my online "duties" the past week or so, which is because of some home improvements we have been doing. We’re not even close to done and now I have even more on my plate in the foam of garbage. You know what they say one man’s trash, is another man’s treasure. I have so many clothes that are practically brand new between the boys and my daughter, that I’m thinking a yard sale is in order – especially since I could use the money on new clothes for them.

The whole yard sale thing got my mind going and reminded me of a easy "DIY" project I plan on tackling while the hubby finishes up the kitchen improvements – A PVC clothing rack.

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This is a great project for anyone who needs some extra hanging space or a nice way to display clothing for yard sales and such.  As an added bonus you can even disassemble the rack by removing the PVC fittings for re-use of the materials.

So how do you build your own Clothing Rack? It’s rather simple. I f I can do it, trust me so can you!

You will need three sections of 3ft long PVC pipe, four sections of 18in-long PVC and two sections of 5ft long PVC pipe. Regular PVC pipe and fittings will work fine - Knowing the difference between CPVC fittings and pipe and PVC doesn’t manner unless you’re a plumber. You are also going to need six elbow connectors and two T-shaped connectors. Again for those of you who haven’t worked with PVC before, you can go cheap. There is no need for Schedule 80 Fittings in a home project like this. These fittings only a professional needs to know about.

Now you want to place a elbow connector at the end of each 3ft PVC pipe. Join the 5ft sections to each end of a single 3ft pipe to form a large U.  To complete the base you want to insert the four 18in PVC sections into each end of the T-joint.  Join the T-joint sections to the remaining 3ft sections at the elbow joints to form a large square. Make sure the T-joint faces up. Insert the ends of the U section into the open T-joint and viola you have a clothing rack perfect for storage or display.

My husband is replacing our sink and garbage disposal this weekend and needs some new piping so I don’t see why he can’t grab some for me ;-) You can really get creative with PVC. If your into Pinterest, search PVC. I can’t wait to try out some of the awesome "DYI" projects listed.

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11 comments:

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This sounds like a great idea. Perfect for yard sale season!

Laura said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea

Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i need to DI-myself a little more this week as well....i'm quite the slacker!

slehan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is a great and easy project. I think even I can do it too. Thanks.

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is really neat, thanks for the review.

Mary T said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea! And good luck with the garage sale-hope you make $$$!

Robin Quick said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How interesting! A great idea indeed!

Leanne said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very clever idea! I like it!

B. Wilson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We are all about DIY projects. I've never used PVC before, but I've had friends do the very same thing. Great idea.

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Sandy VanHoey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have to share this with my oldest daughter. It would be perfect for her since every year, she has garage sales and tries finding places in her garage to hang things. Now, she can make this and it would be terrific. Yay!

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