I bought a wardrobe from ikea to store my work clothes in. While walking around at ikea, I came across a Pax wardrobe with a Komplement pants hanger on rails. Unfortunately, they did not make them in the size for the cheapo Kullen wardrobe I bought, and I sure as hell wasn't going to shell out 900+ for a Pax just so I could have the hanger. Plus, it was made out of wire for the most part, and flexed a lot and made a nice "twang" sound when you flicked it.
Step 1: Plan it out
I started off by measuring the space that I was to mount this in. it ended up being 31" x 19".
The sliders occupy roughly 1" of space, so my needed to be ~ 30" x 18" or so.
The frame needed to be able to hold its shape and not flex, and it needed something a bit more substantial than one single hole to hold the dowels. i decided on something like this:
Step 2: Materials
I headed over to my local Home Depot and picked up some wood, among other things.
1 1" x 2" x 8' piece of wood. $2.09
3 1/2" x 48" wooden dowel $4.17
1 set of drawer sliders $5.48
Step 3: Tools
Next, I gathered tools, ie dug around in the garage
1/2" drill bit.
Drill for making holes. A hand drill would work, but it would take a while.
Miter saw. Nice clean cuts. A hand saw works just fine, but again, it would take a while.
Tape measure. Measure twice, cut once. Or if you're like me, measure one, cut once, measure again, curse, cut again.
Hammer. I used a combination of nails and screws to put this together, so I assume you know what it'll be used for.
Step 4: So it begins
watch out for fingers.
Step 5: Sand
Since I don't want wooden splinters ripping into my pants and such, the next step was to sand everything. Prepare for masturbation jokes if it so happens that your friends or neighbor walks by while you're sanding down the dowels.
I started off with a rougher 220 grit, then 600, and finished off with 800.