copper clothing rack | diy.
a few weeks back i posted about my lust for this copper hanging clothing rack, made by Madelynn Hackwith Furlong of the blog wide eyed leglass. madelynn saw my post and very kindly emailed me to offer up this DIY for you, and to photograph a step by step guide to make your own. incredible, right? i am over the moon to share with pretty easy (now that she’s explained it all so carefully) DIY copper clothing rack with you. we’ve outlined everything you’ll need, and as you’ll soon see, it’s simple to make and friendly for your wallet, too.
a million thanks to madelynn for sharing with us. if you have any questions, please include them in the comments and we’ll get back to you. and if you didn’t see my post last week on maddy’s beautiful, lust-worthy loft, please do check that out, too. you can follow along with madelynn on her blog wide eyed leglass and on instagram. happy DIY’ing!
What you will need:
2 – 24″ Copper Pipes (I used 5/8″ thick hollow copper pipes that I was able to find at my local hardware store)
2 – 14.5″ Copper Pipes
2 – 9″ Copper Pipes
2 – Copper Pipe T’s
2 – Copper Pipe Elbows
2 – Copper Pipe caps (with 1/8″ hole drilled through them)
1/8″ thick Cotton rope (needs to be long enough to attach to your ceiling on either side of the hanger- I bought a 14 meter long rope)
All purpose cement glue
2 – hooks to attach hanger to ceiling
1. Start by laying everything out in the order that is pictured in Step 1 this will ensure that you can accurately put the hanger together on the first try.
2. Take your first Copper Pipe Cap and string one end of the rope through the hole. Make sure to glue the copper pieces together as you go.
3. Attach the cap to the end of the first 14.5″ pipe and continue to string the rope through the pipe.
4. Attach the copper T to the end- make sure to face the T inward and string the rope through.
5. On the other end of the T add the 9″ copper pipe.
6 & 7. Then add the copper elbow and first 24″ copper pipe — gluing and pulling the rope through as you go.
8 & 9. Now work your way up the other side, starting with the elbow and ending with the second copper cap and pulling the rope completely through. Once you have the outside frame complete add the center 24″ copper piece, glue and your finished!
10. voilá! attach to ceiling with sturdy hooks and you’re good to start hanging and displaying your prettiest clothing.