Introduction: Wardrobe on Tension.

Picture of Wardrobe on Tension.

I needed a wardrobe, but I didn't like large boxes.
So I decided to make a wardrobe on carrier cables.

Step 1:

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You can buy all the materials in a hardware store.

You will need:

Cable (2 identical segment)
hooks (4 pcs)
anchors or dowels (for attaching hooks to the ceiling and floor)
lanyards (2 pieces)
electrical terminal blocks for what would make stops
Steel crossbars


measuring ruler and tape

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First, you should measure the distances between the hooks you are fixing to the ceiling and the floor. The hooks in the ceiling should be placed symmetrically to the hooks in the floor. Make cable-diameter holes next to all four corners of each shelf as well as on the ends of the crossbar. Then put the construct together step-by-step by stringing its parts on the cable and fixing them with contact terminals with even spaces between elements. I used contact terminals from the terminal block because I couldn't find anything else that would work as good.

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When the construct is ready, hang it on the hooks. In order to strain it, you can use lanyards. After the construct has been fixed on the hooks, you can regulate the levels if it is necessary. Finally, stretch the construct out with lanyards.

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It’s very simple and can be made by intuition. I didn’t try to stick to certain measurements in the process of work.

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I hope you'll find this useful.


naasim (author)2012-07-11

Thank you for sharing it.. That is awesome

lordvellos (author)2012-07-02

i did my entire closet with this same idea a few years back, even my pc desk and tv ! ! its great and at least here in brazil where houses are made of solid bricks and cement it hold tons of weght, in fact i think i oversized the cables a lot (2t rated)!.. i will see if i can get pics!

my cables were covered with some kind of plastic to protect of rust (wich is good if your going to have your clothes touching it) my clamps were the industrial kind but other than that it is pretty much the same.

good ible!


etranqer (author)lordvellos2012-07-02

You know, I used the same standard in the early, but they [ ] looked very unaesthetic and were not easy to install. If you can link to image those that you used - very interesting.

bwelkin (author)2012-07-01

While I like the idea of tensional suspension of your wardrobe, I would be ticked off as your landlord/owner to find you had drilled into that fine wood floor. Should you ever move the holes in the sheet-rock, in the ceiling, would be easy to repair but the holes in the wood floor will be hard to camouflage.

etranqer (author)bwelkin2012-07-02

Simply enough to hang up a wardrobe - when there are so many clothing it becomes heavy enough and optionally mount it oт floor but I tried to to maximize stability.

dandroid20xx (author)2012-07-01

Nice one, I may have to try this myself

Katzsta (author)2012-07-01

Very easy to do; useful and can be hung anywhere. Love the idea and creativeness of finding parts to work.

chuckyd (author)2012-07-01

I am truly surprised that the whole thing did not come crashing down when you loaded it with clothes. The upper hooks should be anchored to solid material, such as the wood celing joists. If the joist spacing does not sut your installation, you can add wood blocking the same size as the shelves and anchor it to the joists, then anchor the cables to the wood blocking.

Of course, if you live in an area with seismic activitiy, plan on picking up your clothes every time there is a tremor.

By the way, the cable idea has been around for some time, and there are companies that specialize in such material and have a complete line of anchors, connectors, etc. that really look cool.

zanne101 (author)2012-07-01

Looks great.
Can you move the hanger bar up a little? Looks like some wasted space there when looking at it with your clothes included.
Or maybe you can attach the bar to the underside of the top shelf with some kind of J shaped bracket?
Nice work.

mganpate (author)2012-07-01

class one pls share the pdf on

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-06-28

Awesome idea!

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