Closet rods are essential for any closet. Installing a closet rod requires the correct hardware and rod. Measure the length of your closet for proper rod length. Ideally, purchase a rod that is adjustable or a wooden rod that you can cut to size. The rod installs on two brackets on each side wall of the closet. If you have a closet that is longer than six feet, it is a good idea to also use a rear center bracket that looks like a shelf bracket with a hook for the rod.
Things You'll Need
- Closet rod
- End holders
- Center rod bracket
- Plastic anchors
- Tape measure
- Phillips-head screwdriver
Determine the placement for the two end holders of the closet rod, on each of the closet's side walls. This point should be about 5 feet from the floor and 12 inches from the back of the closet. Measure the distances with a tape measure and mark the center point with a pencil on both walls.
Place the round end holders on each wall, centering them over the marks you made. One holder is a complete circle while the other holder has a U-shaped open space. Mark the mounting holes of the holders onto the wall with a pencil. Ensure that the open end of the U-shaped holder is pointing to the ceiling.
Drill pilot holes for each of the mounting screws using a bit that is the same diameter as the plastic anchors. Insert the plastic anchors into the pilot holes.
Position the end holders over the plastic anchors and secure the holders to the side walls with retaining screws and Phillips-head screwdriver. Place the closet rod into the end holder that is the complete circle and set the other end into the U-shaped holder.
Position the center bracket against the rear wall with the rod sitting in the hook of the bracket. Mark the mounting holes onto the rear wall with a pencil. Drill pilot holes with the drill and install plastic anchors, as before. Place the center bracket against the wall and secure with screws.
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