At this point, I had originally planned to attached the hinged arm to a piece of wood that would serve as the baseplate which would be screwed into th...
I had one of those metal tie racks that hang from a clothing bar and for me, it just wasn't cutting it. The ties were hard to take off and I had to move a bunch of them to see the ties underneath. I was also running out of tie space. So I decided to make a tie rack that would not only give me more places to put ties, but that would save me some space!
The closet in my apartment is pretty small and when the door is closed, my suits rest right up against the door. This prevented me from putting a tie rack on the door. The side wall had some space, but a bunch of pegs across the wall would have only allowed me to hang a limited number of ties.
So I thought if I made an arm with pegs on it that swung down to store the ties against the wall and swung up to access the ties it would not only give me more space, but allow me to see where each tie was.