Quick wooden clothes rail

Quick to make freestanding wooden clothes rail

Using standard, easy to find 2 x 1 (44mm x 19mm planed) I constructed a freestanding clothes hanging rail so we can hang things up before we get as far as installing proper wardrobes and clothes storage. In this article I'll describe the process and show some images of manufacture.

This freestanding clothes rail is made almost entirely from planed 2 x 1 stock wood which is available in every builders providers. It's easily adjusted to the width you want. In this build I made it to match the width of the chrome rail I got for it. The rail was quite long so I also then added a 6 x 1 support to keep the structure rigid.

 

All of the joints are simply butt joints screwed together to make this a fast build. If you intend keeping this for long you may like to glue those too and finish the wood with your choice of stain, varnish or paint. For the joints facing outwards, I hid the screws by drilling the pilot hole and securing the joint with a screw at an angle from the back.

The length and angle of the two "A" type framing aides determines the height of the rail. I made on of these two first and then used that as a template for the second to ensure a good match. The top angles were cut with a circular saw before planing with a hand plane to create a smooth surface for the joint. The botton cuts were made directly with the saw. Each screw hole was drilled with a pilot and countersink so that the screw head was flush or below the surface. 

 

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