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An iron pipe fitting being spray painted black

Overview

If you're looking for more storage space in your laundry, then the roof is a great unused space that you can utilise. An industrial hanger is easy to make, it looks modern and will solve your hanging space issues in style. We'll show you how to make one in a few simple steps.

Steps

1Attach the elbows

Take the two 15mm galvanised elbows and screw them onto the ends of the 900mm pipe.

A pipe corner being screwed onto a length of pipe

2Attach the shorter pipes to the elbow

Then screw the two 250mm threaded pipes into the elbows.

3Attach the flanges

Take the two 15mm flanges and screw them onto the 250mm threaded pipes. Then adjust all of the fittings so that everything is square and it will easily fit to the ceiling.

A pipe fitting being attached to a length of pipe

4Paint the clothes hanger

We're using a black spray paint to give the clothes hanger an industrial look, but you can use whatever colour you like. A good tip is to paint the screws as well so that they match the flanges. Don't forget to use a drop sheet to keep paint off your work surface. You may need to apply two coats to the hanger and the screws for a great look.

An iron pipe fitting being spray painted black

5Fix the hanger to the roof

Use a stud finder to locate two ceiling joists in the roof space. Mark the two spots with a pencil. After the paint has dried and with your safety gear on, use the drill and screws to fix the hanger to the joists and you're ready to hang. 
A pipe fitting being screwed into the ceiling

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.