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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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Build your own industrial style clothes rail from scaffold poles and boards
Source components for rack
Download PDF for full component list, dimensions and instructions
01: Remove scaffold band ends
Using a claw hammer and screwdriver or blunt chisel, carefully remove band ends
02: Cut scaffold boards to size
Use two boards for width then cut them to length, not forgetting cross bearers
03: Sand and paint scaffold boards
Whether used or new boards, sand and treat/paint to get desired finish
04: Replace scaffold board band ends
Re-position previously removed band ends and nails or buy new if you prefer
05: Assemble base
Screw short cross bearers to underside of long scaffold boards
06: Screw casters to base
Attach caster wheels to the underside of the scaffold base
07: Flip base over
Lock casters wheels then turn base over right side up
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03: Sand and paint scaffold boards

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