5 Commercial Clothing Racks That You Can Put Together Yourself

Industrial Clothing Racks

If you're in the market for commercial clothing racks for your store, it can be overwhelming the amount of options available and the differences in price and quality between certain clothing racks. Nevermind fitting pre-made clothing racks into the look and flow of your store to fit your brand's aesthetics.

Well, at Simplified Building we've helped hundreds of stores to buy, build, and customize their own clothing racks that are perfect for their store, cost-effective, and offer lifetime value.

Our customers have built some amazing clothing racks using our kits, and Kee Klamp fittings, and in this article, we're going to show you five popular clothing rack designs, how our customers have implemented them into their stores, and what you'll need to build one just like them.

And in case you're unfamiliar, Kee Klamp fittings are adjustable pipe fittings that can be secured to pipe using a set screw that is locked down using an Allen Wrench. This makes them much more versatile and easier to work with than traditional pipe fittings. Our retail customers have chosen Kee Klamp fittings (and our clothing rack kits) for the following reasons:

  • They're stylish. Using Kee Klamp fittings and pipe for the racks in your store can give you a unique, industrial, or even modern look (depending on whether you elect to leave them in their original finish or paint them).
  • They offer future flexibility. Since the clothing racks are built using adjustable fittings, Kee Klamp built clothing racks can be torn down and reassembled, expanded upon (by adding additional fittings and pipe), or used entirely for different structures (our customers have used Kee Klamp fittings to build shelves, desks, tables, and more).
  • They're super strong. Clothing racks built with Kee Klamp fittings and pipe are very sturdy and can often support a large number of garments placed on them.

So now that you know all about these fittings, let's take a look at a few popular clothing racks designs and how you can add them to your own store.

The Single Wall Mounted Clothing Rack

Wall Mounted Clothing Rack

Wall Mounted Clothing Rack - Display

  • Modular, Simple Design
  • Easy to Assemble
  • Super Strong and Resistant to Rust
Configure Options

This clothing rack is one of our most unique designs that we currently offer a kit for. The clothing rack features a single upright design that is mounted to the wall at the top of the rack and mounted to the ground at the bottom. From there, pipe extrudes out from the vertical support to create a "winding" design that offers different levels for hanging clothing.

This type of clothing rack works greats for displaying items of clothing.

Fittings Used in this Clothing Rack:

 

How Each Fitting is Used:

  • The Flange fitting is used to mount the clothing rack to the wall and ground
  • The 90 Degree Elbow is used to create the change in direction
  • The Single Socket Tee is used to attach the horizontal pipe to the vertical supports
  • The Collar fitting is used at the end of the clothing rack to keep clothing from falling off
  • The Malleable Plug caps of the exposed ends of pipe

In-Store Examples of the Single Wall Mounted Clothing Rack:

Sole Sports Faceout Racks

Superdry Retail Clothing Racks

 

The Double Wall Mounted Clothing Rack

Double Wall Mounted Clothing Rack

Wall Mounted Clothing Rack - Storage

  • Modular, Simple Design
  • Easy to Assemble
  • Super Strong and Resistant to Rust
Configure Options

The Double Wall Mounted Clothing Rack uses two vertical supports instead of one and is best used for storing clothing.

For example, it works best to hold additional garments or size options rather than displaying certain items that you want customers to notice right away. It is mounted to both the wall at the top of the clothing rack and to the ground at the bottom.

Our kitted version of this rack includes two horizontal bars to create two levels for hanging clothing.

Fittings Used in this Clothing Rack:

 

How Each Fitting is Used:

  • The Flange fittings is used to mounted the clothing rack to the wall and ground
  • The 90 Degree Elbow is used to create the change in direction (on the vertical supports)
  • The Single Socket Tee is used to add the horizontal bars to the vertical supports (so clothing can be hung from the rack)

In-Store Examples of the Double Wall Mounted Clothing Rack:

A few of the examples below feature custom designs similar to our kitted version of this kit but are not exact as they incorporate shelving.

Industrial Clothing Racks

Display Racks

 

The Rolling Clothing Rack

Rolling Clothing Rack

Rolling Clothing Rack with Feature Ends

  • Modular, Simple Design
  • Easy to Assemble
  • Super Strong and Resistant to Rust
Configure Options

Our version of the rolling clothing rack features a simple design with a single bar for hanging clothing and four casters at the bottom of the rack for easy mobility. Casters with or without wheel locks are available.

These type of racks work well for holding additional garments and sizing options. They're best used for clothing racks that will be used in the center of your store or racks that might need to move around the store quite a bit (possibly for restocking purposes).

Rolling clothing racks can be configured with or without feature ends. Feature ends allow you to display a specific garment on each end of the rack.

Fittings Used in this Clothing Rack:

 

How Each Fittings is Used:

  • In racks without feature ends, the 90 Degree Elbow is used to create the change in direction (at the top of the rack)
  • The Single Socket Tee is used to connect the vertical lengths of pipe to the horizontal pieces at the bottom of the rack
  • The Side Outlet Tee is used to connect the vertical supports to the rack "feet"
  • Casters are used to add mobility to the clothing rack. These casters attach to the pipe via an internal connection that slides into the exposed end of each pipe.

In-Store Examples of the Rolling Clothing Rack:

Clothing Racks in Las Vegas Boutique

 

The Four-Way Clothing Rack

Four-Way Clothing Rack

Four-Way Clothing Rack

  • Modular, Simple Design
  • Easy to Assemble
  • Super Strong and Resistant to Rust
Configure Options

The four-way clothing rack features a cross design that gives the clothing rack four bars for hanging clothing. It's best used for displaying items that you want customers to immediately notice.

This type of clothing rack is freestanding, and our kitted version of this rack features four vertical supports to add stability to the unit. However, our customers have also built a similar rack using just one vertical length of pipe. Casters can also be added to this clothing rack for easy mobility.

Fittings Used in this Project

 

How Each is Fitting Used:

  • The Malleable Plug is used to cap off the ends of exposed pipe
  • The 90 Degree Elbow is used to create the change in direction (at the top of the rack) and it's also used to create the clothing rack "feet"
  • The 90 Degree Side Outlet Tee is used to create a brace and connect the four vertical supports together (at the middle and bottom of the clothing rack)
  • A Collar fitting can be used at the rack ends to keep clothing from falling off

In-Store Examples of the Four-Way Clothing Rack:

 

The "Warehouse" Clothing Rack

H-Rack Clothing Rack

While we don't have a specific clothing rack kit designed for warehouse or backroom use, many of our customers have gone on to build custom designs just for that purpose. Often creating heavy duty designs that can hold thousands of garments. These typically sport a "box-like" shape to provide additional support to the rack.

However, we do have a clothing rack kit that features a similar design in our Double Bar H-Rack Clothing Rack which is worth checking out before going the custom route. If you do want to design your own clothing rack for heavy duty use, be sure to consult with our projects team to ensure the design is sturdy and safe.

Fittings Used in this Clothing Rack:

 

How Each Fitting Used (in the examples below):

  • The Side Outlet Elbow is used to create the corner at the top of the clothing rack
  • The 90 Degree Side Outlet Tee is used to attach the middle bar/brace
  • The Flange fitting is used to create the clothing rack base and act as the rack's "feet"

In-Store Examples of the Warehouse Clothing Racks:

Each of these clothing rack designs serve a different purpose and can be used to create a unique look in your store versus the "cookie-cutter" approach you get when buying most other clothing racks. Our kits offer simplicity and are easy to order, while designing your own clothing racks can be a great way to get the perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality for your store.

Be sure to browse our full selection of clothing rack kits and Kee Klamp fittings to find a solution that will work for you. Lastly, if you have any trouble, or you'd simply like some help in designing your clothing rack, don't hesitate to reach out to our team for free design assistance.

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