This was on the order of $300. Which is ridiculous. Plus it looks totally flimsy. So. I decided to build my own. I started by building a shelf unit.
|This took me a weekend.|
It's very sturdy, and I bolted it to the wall, making sure I went into a stud for good measure. Small children could reasonably climb up the shelves to look for their Christmas presents without it toppling. Not that... I ever did that... or anything.
Next, I cut the existing bar into two pieces and installed it at the appropriate height for the top bar. I turned the sagging bar so that it was arching up, instead of sagging down. Then I held it firmly in place and screwed it into the shelf brace so it would be straight. Ok, I had help. My big strong manly boyfriend operated the power drill while I used my wimpy girl muscles to hold the bar.
Next I installed a newly purchased lower bar high enough that clothing won't drag on the floor, but low enough that clothing from the top bar won't drag on the bar. My bars aren't quite at standard heights, because my shelving unit is only 6 ft high.
|There's a block of wood to secure the bar to, because there's not a stud there.|
|Yes. I have out my drill and my impact driver. I'm too lazy to change bits every two seconds.|
|Yay! Time for clothing!|
|Like it's been there forever!|
And voila! It's all done. I tried to get you guys good photos, but it's really hard to take photos in a closet.
|I doubled my hanging space! Huzzah!|