Black Pipes as Closet Rods

by Susan
Just to let you know
my contractors use pipes to use as rods in my closets!
I never have to worry about my clothes falling to the floor and the way the rod pockets are made it just adds support to my shelves above.

I paint the pipes with white enamal paint and looks great as well!
black pipes as closet rods, Finished closet
Finished closet
black pipes as closet rods, Working on right now
Working on right now
black pipes as closet rods
another working on right now
  4 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 21, 2017

    Looks great! Interesting idea- thanks for sharing!

  • JoLeen Bolton JoLeen Bolton on Mar 22, 2017

    We had these when we were young and remember that we had to tug a bit for the hangers to slide, so I was wondering if the plastic covers they sell for shower curtain rods would also fit these pipes. The hangers would slide more easily.

    • Laura Laura on Mar 25, 2017

      Yes, I have covered my iron pipe rods with the shower curtain covers. Looks good and works well, too!

  • Bev Morgan Bev Morgan on Mar 23, 2017

    I use galvanized pipes for my rods, they are so much stronger that what they sell as closet rods. Been using them for years

  • Angel Angel on Mar 24, 2017

    They did this years ago, much cheaper and much sturdier, until they came up with the metal stuff they use today - more expensive and not as sturdy. Yes, put a shower rod cover on it, works like a charm. I also put a shower rod cover on my metal bars, stops them from being scratched and they slide easier. Only thing is you have to cut them to fit the spaces.