DIY Industrial Clothing Racks

With Southern Makersa little over a week away, we’ve been working non-stop to prepare for this exciting one day festival which will take place May 3rd in Montgomery, Alabama. Like last year, Southern Accents is once again instrumental in the design and construction of the entrance, the stage, work shop area, and covering the “dumpster” wall. We are also busy designing and constructing our own booth, as well as the booth for fashion designer Billy Reid.

The clothing racks are a great solution for studio apartments or areas where storage space is limited.

The clothing racks are a great solution for studio apartments or areas where storage space is limited.

The Billy Reid booth needed a way to display clothing and accessory items in their booth. Recently, we ran across pictures of industrial looking garment racks made from salvaged wood and galvanized pipe. These pictures got our creative juices flowing! We have around 50 salvaged industrial tables in our inventory. We immediately knew that these tables, which are 33″ wide, 5′ long, and 13″ tall, would provide the perfect base for our clothing racks. We decided to build three racks, each one a little different from the other. The industrial tables have a dark, wood stain, so after the design we lightly sanded each table just to clean it up a bit. The wood base provides a great way to lift shoes and other accessories up off the floor. We decided to add shelving to provide additional storage space. We selected vintage lumber that was 1 1/2″ thick from our wood warehouse for the shelving. We purchased 3/4″ galvanized pipe to use on one of the racks and 1/2″ black gas pipe to use on the other two. Our tables have short legs on each corner making our storage racks stationery. These legs could easily be adapted with metal casters which would make the racks more diverse and easier to move around.

Three side shelves were incorporated into this design. The galvanized pipe runs through each shelf, providing added stability for the shelves as well as the clothing rack.

Three side shelves were incorporated into this design. The galvanized pipe runs through each shelf, providing added stability for the shelves as well as the clothing rack.

Although these tables will be used by Billy Reid to display items from his clothing line at Southern Makers, they provide a great solution for studio apartments or rooms where there are no closets or very limited storage space available. We love designing the very cool, industrial look of these units. The tables specific design is limited only by your own imagination. We have a great selection of the industrial tables as well as a warehouse full of salvaged wood available for your project! If you are heading to Southern Makers on May 3rd make sure you stop by Billy Reid’s booth and take a look at our creations!!

We added full length shelves to this industrial table, further increasing the storage space.

We added full length shelves to this industrial table, further increasing the storage space.

The side hooks are a great added feature for hanging bags and long coats.

The side hooks are a great added feature for hanging bags and long coats.

For those attending Southern MakersSouthern Accents booth will be close to the stage. Please stop by our booth and meet some of our team members. We will have salvaged items and t-shirts available for sale. We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends!

Written by: Lisa Jones


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