Frequently I find that my pants and other frequently used clothes end up on the floor instead back in the dresser. A wall rack is a simple room furnishing that allows me to keep my clothes off the floor but still available for quick access.
A simple wall rack can be made out of strips of wood glued together and attached to the wall. I used Tech Shop as my main hub for creating my wall rack. It was a great place to work out of because of all the machines and helpful/friendly people there!
Step 1: Materials & Tools
1A. 16 pieces of a wood (1.5" x 7-9" x 0.75" each)
2A. 16 pieces of another wood species (1.5" x 7-9" x 0.75" each)
1B. 1 wooden board (7" x 32" x 0.75" each)
2B. 1 wooden board of another wood species (7" x 32" x 0.75" each)
3. 47" x 1/4" diameter wooden dowel
4. Wood Glue
5. 48" Clamps
7. Linseed Oil
1/4" drill bit
Step 2: Cut Boards Into Pieces (Skip This Step If You Already Have Wood Pieces)
Now, cut each strip into 4 roughly equal size strips of 7-9" long each. Having some short pieces and long pieces will make the finished product look nicer.
Step 3: Align Wood Strips
Choose 5-7 pieces to serve as your wall rack pegs. These will be where you hang your clothes. Mark these pieces with a pencil so you remember them.
Now move pieces up and down slightly to create an interesting wavelike pattern among the pieces. Imagine a straight line going horizontally across your pieces. Make sure that the line goes through the bottom 3/4" of the marked peg pieces. We will thread the dowel through all these pieces along this line to strengthen the peg connection.
Once you have found an arrangement you like, use a ruler to draw a line across the wood pieces so that you know how each piece should be aligned in relation to its neighbors. Also number the pieces 1 to 32 with pencil so you know which pieces are next to each other.
Step 4: Drill Pieces
Take each piece and drill a 1/4" hole horizontally though the piece so that the hole aligns directly in the center of the piece and follows the line you drew across each piece.
Thread the piece onto the dowel to make sure it fits and to see what the final product will look like
Step 5: Glue Up
Now take your long clamps and clamp the gluing pieces together to keep them aligned.