Step 6: Attach the Dowel Rod

Measure the length needed for the dowel rod at the top of the 1' x 3' panels.  The 1' x 4' panels will probably be warped, so if you measure at the location that you want to attach the dowel rod, the size will be wrong.

Cut the dowel rod to the measured length.  Drill pilot holes in the ends of the dowel rod.  Attach the dowel rod to the panels as shown in the picture.

If you look closely at the picture at the beginning of this instructable you can see an alternate method for attaching the dowel rod.  For the first dress up clothes caddie I made I cut an oversized dowel rod so that it passed through the panels and then attached it using some 1" x 2" blocks.  The choice is up to you.
very nice
This is fabulous. I want to make one for my doggie clothes!
Oh my! I wish I had had this (and all those awesome dresses!!!) when I was little :D You should enter this into the <a href="https://www.instructables.com/contest/holidaygifts2012">Holiday Gifts Contest</a>!
Cute! What an awesome idea!
What a great idea! It could easily be decorated to suit any style, and has lots of other possibilities. It would be very useful as a winter outerwear organizer for young kids. You could put a boot tray and plastic bin in the bottom for boots and hats/gloves/scarves, and then little ones could quickly find their own stuff for those busy mornings getting ready for school!
I like that idea. We have winter gear all over the place right now!
Very nicely designed and finished!
BRILLIANT!!!!!!!! <br>What a great idea!
wonderful! Can't wait to make this with a small tweek, going to use a pre-existing boy box base

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