<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=996690293685739&ev=PageView&noscript=1" />
14K Views

Easy DIY Hanging Closet Rod

14K Views
I only had one clothes closet in my NYC studio apartment so I needed to maximize every inch of space in there. To double my hanging space, I made a simple hanging rod that's inexpensive, only took minutes to make and is easy to customize to whatever closet you have!
  • easy diy hanging closet rod, closet, how to, organizing, storage ideas, urban living
You can get everything you need at the hardware store and here's what I used to make mine: 1 hardwood dowel (1 1/4” diameter), 4-8 eye screws, chain (2 lengths of ~ 3.5 ft long), 4 chain links, s-hooks
  • easy diy hanging closet rod, closet, how to, organizing, storage ideas, urban living
You cut the dowel to the length that you need (you can also have that done at the hardware store), and put in the eye screws.
  • easy diy hanging closet rod, closet, how to, organizing, storage ideas, urban living
  • easy diy hanging closet rod, closet, how to, organizing, storage ideas, urban living
You use the chain links to tie the chain to the existing closet rod and to the wood dowel.
  • easy diy hanging closet rod, closet, how to, organizing, storage ideas, urban living
You can use the hanging rod to hang clothes of course, but I used mine to store bags & purses and my long boots using pant or skirt hangers (to protect soft leather, pad the clips with foam or cardboard).
To see a video of how I made the closet rod extension, you can watch this video of another closet makeover I did - just fast forward to 4:23 min to see it.
In this video, you can see other ways I maximized storage and organized my 450 ft2 NYC studio to make it a functional and happy place to live and work!

To see more: http://www.engineeryourspace.com/diy-double-hang-coset-rod/

Got a question about this project?

  • Gloria Traylor
    Gloria Traylor Brandon, MS

    You can save a couple of bucks by using an old wooden broom handle instead of buying a dowel. Just cut the broom end off! I use them up in my attic for hanging clothes, artificial Christmas tree limbs and decorations.

    • Engineer Your Space
      Engineer Your Space Los Angeles, CA

      @Gloria Traylor That's a great idea, save money and recycle at the same time!

  • Debi S
    Debi S Killeen, TX

    Great for any closet. Quick, easy. Thanks for sharing.

  • Gina
    Gina Pomona, CA

    We did something similar in my sons closet and built one side with shelves for Toys

  • Margaret Smith
    Margaret Smith Gastonia, NC

    The youtube video linked is the overview of all you did in your NYC apartment, before moving to LA. Trying to watch the actual construction of closet rod extension. 😃

    • Engineer Your Space
      Engineer Your Space Los Angeles, CA

      @Margaret Smith I show how to make the closet rod extension in this video of another closet I made over for a friend - you can fast forward to 4:23 min to see it.

  • Margaret Smith
    Margaret Smith Gastonia, NC

    Thank you! You have a new addict. . . I mean, fan.

Inspired? Will you try this project? Let the author know!