We were in dire need of somewhere to organize our clothes. Living out of trunks long term wasn’t going to work, and the giant entertainment center could only hold so much.
So, Ryan set out to build a simple open closet. First, we thought it would be cool to use galvanized pipes with all the fittings. We saw some good ideas online and thought it was something that we could do. Ryan found some of the parts in our town, but we didn’t quite have all the parts we needed and would’ve had to buy a pipe threader on top of everything else. It was going to end up being a lot more work and expense. So, we went with a simpler option of using the steel pipes along with wood braces.
First, we measured the heights we wanted the poles to be. We made the top high enough for our clothes and the bottom to fit the girls clothes.
After marking everything out, Ryan took a long board and drilled holes in it to fit the pipes for the top and bottom rack.
He did the same on the two pieces to support the other side, which he mounted on the wall.
Although the simple closet is not very beautiful, it has 3 big pluses, aside from the obvious one of a functional place to hang clothes.
1. quick to install
2. cheaper than any other option
3. it doesn’t provide a new place for bugs or rodents to hide (we have enough of those as is)
What would you hate to find living in your closet?