The frame for this rack is made from one-by-twos.

Begin by cutting a rabbet joint into one edge of each one-by-two using a table saw. Later this rabbet, or recess, will allow the frame to overlap a piece of beadboard paneling.

Next, cut the frame pieces to the appropriate length for our space and lay out the locations for the dowels in the two vertical sides. The dowels will support the clothing and the spacing will depend on the size of your specific frame, but something around six to eight inches works well. You don’t want to drill all the way through the frame, so wrap a piece of tape around the drill bit to act as a depth gauge.

Once all of the holes are drilled, assemble three sides of the frame… the top, bottom and one of the sides. Then the dowels are glued into that side before adding the other vertical side.

Paint your frame. While it’s drying, cut and mount a piece of beadboard paneling to the wall. When the frame is dry, add hinges to allow it to fold up onto the panel. A string on each side of the rack is all we need to limit its travel when it’s folded down.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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