Make a DIY Industrial Style Scaffold Clothes Rack

An easy to make, industrial style, scaffold clothing and shoe rack.  This popular loft style, heavy duty clothes rail is a simple and robust solution for storing and displaying clothes and shoes in the home, shop or at a trade show/ exhibition.  Lockable casters on the base make it mobile, and you can also build it shorter to hang kids clothes.

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We're making this garment rail
We're making this garment rail

Build your own industrial style clothes rail from scaffold poles and boards

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Source components for rack
Source components for rack

Download PDF for full component list, dimensions and instructions

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01: Remove scaffold band ends
01: Remove scaffold band ends

Using a claw hammer and screwdriver or blunt chisel, carefully remove band ends

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02: Cut scaffold boards to size
02: Cut scaffold boards to size

Use two boards for width then cut them to length, not forgetting cross bearers

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03: Sand and paint scaffold boards
03: Sand and paint scaffold boards

Whether used or new boards, sand and treat/paint to get desired finish

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04: Replace scaffold board band ends
04: Replace scaffold board band ends

Re-position previously removed band ends and nails or buy new if you prefer

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05: Assemble base
05: Assemble base

Screw short cross bearers to underside of long scaffold boards

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06: Screw casters to base
06: Screw casters to base

Attach caster wheels to the underside of the scaffold base

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07: Flip base over
07: Flip base over

Lock casters wheels then turn base over right side up

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