Metal closet rods are made to expand so they fit in any size closet. These lightweight rods can hold a lot of weight despite being hollow. Over time, however, the heavy load of clothes can weaken a closet rod. When you encounter this problem, you don't have to buy a replacement. Instead, reinforce the rod yourself. No home-improvement expertise is required to perform this minor task.
Things You'll Need
- Dowel rod
- Measuring tape
Measure the length of your closet rod with a measuring tape.
Purchase a wooden dowel rod from a local home-improvement store that's one-quarter inch shorter than the closet rod.
Remove the screws on the closet-rod brackets, then remove the rod from the wall.
Insert the wooden dowel rod in the hollow closet rod to reinforce it.
Put the closet rod back up on the wall by reinserting the screws in the bracket to secure it in place.