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I must have gone through 5 clothes rails before I bought this one and I''''m so glad I did. I do hate having clothes lying around or put places because there''''s no room to fit them in your wardrobes etc.
I have never really been a fan of these clothes racks simply because I felt that it would get in the way and look a bit out of place. I did however think purchasing a clothes rack was going to be a cheap and simple solution and the idea grew on me. Previous to this one from ikea, I had tried numerous clothes racks from different places and non were really expensive however they would never last longer than a couple of months. I was not overloading the racks and to be honest wasn''''t putting that much on them.. But they always seemed to collapse and eventually the plastic around the metal would come loose and snap. I would have also liked the racks to be fixed up high so nothing was touching the floor but this would make the racks unstable and again end up breaking. It was on a whim I saw this in ikea and with it still being quite cheap I didn''''t expect too much but thought I would give it a go.
It was straightforward to make and it does look quite nice when put together. It''''s a great size, bigger than the usual ones, and would go higher up with no problems. With a nice set of hangers to put your clothes on this rack actually looks really nice and is a great way to store clothes neatly and effectively. Definitely recommend!
This is another purchase I bought as a student on a low budget when I rented a room that didn;t have any wardrobes provided. It now lives in my spare room as a rack for storing and drying my wesuits.
The rack consists of a white metal frame which provides a bar across the top from which standard coathangers can be used to store clothes. Castors on the feet make it simple to move around and ideal for temporary storage on a budget.
It's from IKEA, so yes it does need assembly. This however is ideal for getting it in the car as I can't imagine fitting a fully built version in my boot. The pack weights around 5kg, so is easy to transport. It is very simple to build using a few screws to fix the crossbars onto the sides followed by pushing the castors into position on the feet (These could be left off it you don;t want it to move, but the feet would need some rubber stopper to prevent damage to the floor.)
The sides are adjustable meaning that the height of the frame can be adjusted to suit your height, providing a hanging height of between 126 cm and 175cm.
The frame is extremely stable when filled up with clothes (which I wasn't expecting).
The frame is 11cm wide and 51cm deep. It fits all my shirts, trousers and suits on the rail (I'd estimate 25 hangers worth of clothes) easily and the two cross bars on the bottom provide some storage for most of my shoes and trainers. Maximum load is stated as 35kg whcih sounds reasonable and means you could hang a small child (not recommended - they scream a lot)from the top bar and it would remain stable.
I have the frame positioned in one place against wall and don't use the casters to move it around much. It does move easily when pushed even when fully loaded, but the castors don't wobble about much when you want it in one place to flick through the hangers.
For £11 from IKEA, this is far cheaper than a wardrobe and an ideal choice for those on a budget or needing something temporary. It's solid and adjustable and for the price I believe it to be extremely good value.
Sturdy, simple and stylish clothing storage solution! Great value and highly recommended.
I bought my Ikea clothes rack around 10 years ago when I was a student living in halls of residence. I needed more space to keep my stuff went to Ikea and decided this was the best option. Although technically it seems to be for hanging clothes I bought the material shelves to hang from it do I kept jumpers etc. in these shelves as well as paperwork and general stuff.
I have two hanging shelves for my Ikea rack, I kept one at each side of the clothes hanging pole and in the middle between them I hung things like jackets and coats. This whole contraption was extremely useful as was a cheap solution to having little storage space.
The rack came boxed up and although a little cumbersome I managed to get it home on the tube and then the bus! As with all Ikea stuff it was flat packed and needed assembling, luckily I am quite good at this so it wouldn't have taken me very long and I don't remember it being that difficult either.
The rack is made out of metal poles, with four plastic casters so it can be wheeled around and two plastic joints on the top of the two poles sticking up from the bottom section which enable you to change the height of the clothes hanging pole. There are double poles running along on the bottom of the farm, which means that they can act as a shoe rack, or a place to stack boxes, which is useful.
The rack is quite sturdy although it does need tightening from time to time so keep the alum keys! Usually it is fairly obviously that the rack needs tightening as you can see that the rack is lopsided, leaning to one side. The clothes rail will take a lot of weight conspiring how much stuff, including paperwork I had hanging in my shelves from the rail.
This was a super handy rack which I couldn't have done without in my university room. Since then my father has adapted this rack to go into one of our cupboards at home, he has made it less wide and now I just us it for hanging dresses. All in all this has proved a very good rack.
I bought the RIGGA clothes rail after one I bought from Argos broke after a few weeks. I've been much more please with the IKEA version, and to top it off it was even a couple of quid cheaper, what more can you ask for?
The RIGGA costs £6.99, which is great value for such a sturdy clothes rail. Its self assembly like all IKEA furniture but that's actually a lot more convenient than transporting a ready made one home! The box it comes in is light enough to carry easily and not bulky at all, I had no problem fitting into the boot of my pretty small car.
The RIGGA is really easy to assemble, the parts make sense even without the instructions but if you do want to use them the instructions are clear and easy to follow. You don't need any extra tools or parts, everything needed to put this rail together is in the box. It took me about 15 minutes, and I was taking my time, not rushing.
The clothes rail is pretty big, it takes up nearly as much room as an actual wardrobe! Its sturdy though, there are no weak plastic joints that might struggle to take the weight of a lot of clothes, the whole frame is metal and well designed. Its height adjustable to fit the space available, and its on castors (that actually work smoothly) so you can move it around easily without having to take all the clothes off.
I'd definitely recommend this over the flimsier ones available in Argos.