Rolling Industrial Clothes Rack Under $75

Hi Everyone! Recently my mom moved into the basement suite of our house, which has a ton of storage space for everything but clothes. Her room is fairly massive and had space for one of those small storage racks that you can buy at your local Walmart. I however, refused to let her buy plastic especially when I am able to make her something visually appealing and so much stronger for the same price. Thus, came the plan to build her a Clothes Rack that she would be able to easily move around if needed, and have a spot for some of her shoes also.


Make sure you read through the instructions and look over the plans fully before you start your project. Check out the “Before You Start” page for more on tool information, tips & tricks. Always stay safe and wear all safety protection. It is always best to make your cuts as you go and as they say, measure twice and cut once.

If you have any questions just ask away!


Length of Time to Complete the Clothes Rack : Afternoon Project (4-6 Hours)


Shopping List

3x Galvanized Steel Pipe Nipple - 1/2" x 48" @8.54 
2 x Black Ion Floor Flange 1/2" @4.25
2x Black iron Tee 1/2" @1.13
4x 1 1/2 General Duty Swivel Caster @3.18
5 - 1' x 4" x 8' - $2.04
1x 2' x 4" x 8' - 3.30
1 - 1" x 6" x 8' - $8.78
Wood Glue
24 - 1" Wood Screws
2" Wood Screws

Cut List

4 - 1" x 4" x 48"
2 - 1" x 4" x 14" Bread Boards

3 - 1" x 4" x 14" - 2 sides and 1 Middle Support
4 - 2" x 4" x 13.25"

4 - 1" x 4" x 48"
2 - 1" x 4" x 14" Bread Boards

2 - 1" x 4" x 3.5"

Tools Needed









Speed SquareTape Measure

Work Gloves & Rubber Gloves


Ear Plugs


Safety Glasses


Shop Towels


Paint Brush

Clothes Rack Step-by-Step

Clothes Rack Base

Cut 4 of your 1" x 4" x 8' Boards right in half.


Lay them out together 4 boards across, and measure out the now total width. Then take the 5th board and cut 4 pieces at that measurement. These boards will be the bread board ends to the stand.



With that same measurement, cut 3 pieces of the 1" x 6" x 8' board. These pieces will be the 2 ends and the support inside in the middle of the stand.

We are going to use the 2" x 4" board to essentially connect it all together.
Cut the 2x4 the same measurement less 3/4"



Start assembling the stand by attaching the 1x6 sides and one set of the 1x4 boards (2 Bread board sides and 4 - 1" x 4" x 4') to the 2"x4" board using the configuration in the photo below. This will be the bottom half of the stand. Be sure to place the 2x4 flush to the back leaving 3/4" gap at the front of the stand. the front of the stand. You will screw them in using the 2" Wood screws.

Add your middle support and screw it in.
Now attach the second set of 1x4 boards and again screw it in using the 2" Wood Screws.

Taking the remaining 1x6" board cut 2 pieces 4" wide off. You are going to place these in the gap area to hide the 2x4 and give the front a finished look.



Time to Stain and finish off the Stand. Don't forget to give it a nice sand to give it its best look.


The Finishing Steps

With the base done you are not going to Connect the Steel Pieces together, make sure to thread them together tightly.

Using the 1" Screws, attach Frame to the Base


Laying the cabinet on its side, use the 1" Screws to attach the Swivel Casters in place


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- Michelle