Picture of Building A Simple, Stylish Clothing Rack From Pipe
Using some pipe, a few Kee Klamp fittings, and a basket from IKEA, you can build this simple, stylish clothing rack. Great for areas where space is limited, or when you just need that bit of extra space to hang clothing, coats, or jackets. The lower basket adds flexibility, perfect for hats, mittens, boots, etc.!

Planning, Parts List, Tools, and Cost

The easiest way to plan your project is to (A) measure the available space you have to work with, and (B) purchase your wire basket.

Why? Because your available space will determine your projects height and its depth from the wall, and the width of your wire basket will determine your projects width. From there you can adjust the sizes of the components in your parts list.

The parts list below is based on our project dimensions of 75" x 40" x 16"...


Qty Part Qty Part
4 61-6 - Flange 2 15-6 - 90 degree Elbows
2 10-6 - Slip Tee 2 G100SCH40 - 1" Schedule 40 Steel PIpe - 75 inches
2 G100SCH40 - 1" Schedule 40 Steel PIpe - 16 inches 2 G100SCH40 - 1" Schedule 40 Steel PIpe - 14 inches
1 KOMPLEMENT - Ikea Wire Basket

For simplicity, and if you have enough space, you can simply use our project dimensions.


  • Power Drill and bits
  • Screwdriver (Phillips or Slotted, depending on your hardware)
  • Wrenches (Sizes depend on your hardware).


The approximate cost for parts (pipe, fittings, basket) for this clothing rack is $172 not including mounting hardware.

Now that you have your parts and tools, it's time to move on to the first step.
Judith7563 years ago
Love the industrial look. Great ible. Thanks.
Alaskan Bev3 years ago
Thanks for this great 'ible! I want to make one for the bedroom. I am short (5'1") but we have a kick-around step stool handy so I can make an effective tall rack. I think I'll add function by having 3-4 lower racks, leaving adequate room above to hang jackets. I'll probably have the top rack solid with an all-around lip so I can place keys and other small items without having them fall through and hide in a shoe or hunting boot right beneath them!
bajablue3 years ago
Very strong and very industrial. Great idea!
bethmwl3 years ago
love your idea. Inspirational as I was wanting something like this in my bedroom to keep clothes off of floor. I don't like things on the floor, as it creates a place for dust to accumulate and difficult to clean up. I want to do the same as yours, but the bottom I think i will make the same as the top part; attached to wall and not floor.
Gstv.Inc3 years ago
Amazinnnnng!!!! I really gonna make one of this on my store this is gonna take all jackets and t-shirts on my motorcycle boutique and spare parts ...
daawid3453 years ago
That looks really nice, simple and its very stylish
This is just too neat. I almost want to make one of these as a coat rack. :)