By Noreen Doll.
This PVC pipe rack is very easy to put together and can have many uses.
It can be used as an extra rod in the tub or shower to hang wet things on.
It could also be used in a bedroom as a clothes rack.
Put it in the laundry room to hang wet clothes to dry, or hang wet rain gear on it.
You can make a rack almost any size you want, and if it’s extra long, just make an extra support or 2 in the middle.
And if you don’t glue the joints together, you can take it apart to store it when not in use.
PVC Pipe, 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch size of heavy duty pipe
PVC Pipe Cutter or Saw
How to Make a PVC Pipe Rack.
I made this size to fit in a bathtub for drying blinds, so I used the 1/2 inch pipe.
1. Cut 1 pipe 40 inches long.
Cut 2 pipes as long as you want the height of your rack. 5 feet is a good length and you would just have to cut a 10 foot long pipe in half.
Cut 4 pipes 7 1/2 inches long.
2. Connectors: 2 Elbows – 90 degrees, 2 Tee Shaped Connectors, 4 End Caps
3. Use the photo to see how to put the end pieces together. Make 2 of them.
4. Attach the 40 inch long top bar to the unused end of the 90 degree elbows.
Push all the connectors and end caps firmly onto the pipe pieces.
Stand the PVC pipe rack in your tub or wherever you plan to use it.
The beauty of this rack is that you can make it any height or length that meets your needs.
You might want to assemble it in the room where it will be used.
If you plan to use the pipe rack to hang clothes, a tee shaped connector can be used on the top corners instead of the elbows. This will keep hangers from sliding off.
If you want to use the rack in your shower, the top piece will probably need to be shorter.
If you’re going to use a very long rack, you will need to make the foot pieces longer – 12 to 15 inches – to support the extra length.
If you will be using the rack for heavy items, the 3/4 inch pipe would be a better choice.
If you plan to make lots of things with PVC pipe, it’s worth investing in a pipe cutter. For the smaller diameter pipes, a cutter runs around $12 to $14.