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.
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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