How to Reinforce a Closet Rod


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

  • Screwdriver
  • 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.

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