Published on July 15th, 2013 | by IH guest


Any-length clothes rack

Materials: EKBY KÅNNA, HUGAD curtain rod, BETYDLIG curtain rod holder

Description: I used to have an IKEA PAX-wardrobe, which I loved. I recently moved to a new apartment, and going from 2,45m ceiling height to looooow ceilings, I had to sell my beloved PAX. I already had a smaller wardrobe, which fit, but it only had shelves, and not very much space. I needed a clothes rack, and preferably one that didn’t need to stand on the floor, since I wanted it to be easy to clean (I have white painted floors!)

I wanted a solution where I could make it the exact length I wanted, since I have about 183cm where it should fit. I came up with buying on HUGAD curtain rod, which is 120-210cm. I used EKBY KÅNNA bracket, and fastened them to the wall(with rawlplugs, of course) on the short side (19cm). Then I used the BETYDLIG curtain rod holders, and fastened them to the outer point of the bracket (with the thick insertions they came with). The curtain rod was then just snapped into place, in the curtain rod holders.

For extra storage space, I left a IKEA LA„CK shelf on top of the brackets – I didn’t fasten it, since I’m just using it for shoes. I’m going to buy white EKBY shelves that fit in length instead of the LACK. They are thinner and neater in my opinion.

I’ll recommend using one bracket pr. meter. I had 180cm, so I used three(one in the middle). I also finished the curtain rod of with VÄSENTLIG finials.

I bought everything in the “scraps” department of IKEA, and the final price for this clothes rack was 55DKK(9.55US$). If you use only new parts, the price will be 138DKK (23.97US$) which is still really budget-friendly in my opinion.

See more of the DIY clothes rail.

~ Galapril, Denmark

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