Make a Portable, Collapsible Clothing Rack From PVC for 10 Dollars in Under an Hour




Introduction: Make a Portable, Collapsible Clothing Rack From PVC for 10 Dollars in Under an Hour

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My daughter needed a small portable clothing rack for a dance competition. Make this one out of PVC pipe and fittings in an hour for about $10. Don't use glue and you can take it apart for storage and transport.

You need:

  • Two 10 foot lengths of 3/4 inch PVC pipe
  • Six 90 degree elbows (3/4 inch)
  • Two tees (3/4 inch)
  • Two couplers (3/4 inch)
  • Some colored duck tape fro decoration
  • A saw

Step 1: Cut Pipe to Length

Start with the two 10 foot pieces of 3/4 inch PVC pipe.

  • Cut 4 pieces to 24 inches for the uprights.
  • Cut 1 piece to 18 inches for the cross bar.
  • Cut 2 pieces to 18 inches for the long bases.
  • Cut 4 pieces to 5 inches for the short bases.

Step 2: Assemble

  • Take the short bases and insert them into the inline sections of the tees.
  • Place an elbow on each end of the short base and tee assemblies.
  • Connect the short base and tee assemblies with the long bases.
  • Place an upright on each of the tees.
  • Place a coupler on each of the uprights.
  • Place another upright on each couple.
  • Place an elbow on each of those uprights.
  • Connect the elbows with the cross bar.

Step 3: Decorate

  • Take various colors of tape.
  • Wrap in short overlapping segments.

Step 4: Complete

It's cheap and quick to make. It only takes a minute to disassemble for transport and assemble for use.

Ready for any time you have quick clothes changes at your recital, competition, or whatever.

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    4 years ago

    How much weight can this handle without tipping over? I'd love something to hold heavy coats by the front door, but could this handle that kind of load?


    Reply 4 years ago

    I doubt if PVC would hold lots of heavy coats.