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DCA 08-16-2009 12:41 PM

Ceiling mounted clothes rod (one side wall mount, one side ceiling mount)
Hello everyone,

I was searching the web looking for appropriate hardware, and found this site. I am hoping someone might be able to advise me how to mount a clothes rod (like the kind usually found in a closet) to the ceiling on one side.

I was at Lowe's and the Hardware guy said they used to carry a product specifically for this purpose, but no longer carry it. I called 4 Lowe's and Home Depots, and 3 local hardware one seems to know what this other guy was talking about and don't carry the hardware.

Anyone out there know what this hardware is, and more importantly, where I can get it?

Notes about the project: The clothes rod will be attached on one side (as normally done) to the wall. The other side will be attached to the ceiling. The ceiling is the "overhang" of the floor to the loft. The total span is 6 feet. The clothes rod will be used for drying wet clothes, so needs to be sturdy. Any suggestions?

As a last resort, I could use piping materials, but I would like it to look nice and not be a large bulky construction. I would prefer to find the correct hardware, or a better DIY idea.

Thanks for reading!:thumbup:

cabinetman 08-16-2009 01:53 PM

How about this one?

bjbatlanta 08-16-2009 02:38 PM

I like it. Just be sure to attach with long enough screws (I'd say 1-5/8" minimum) into a ceiling joist. "Hollow core" anchors, toggle bolts, etc. will not hold a lot of wet clothes....

DCA 08-16-2009 03:46 PM

How many ceiling brackets do I need?
Thanks for your quick responses cabinetman and bjbatlanta! I appreciate your help.

Do you think I can just use one of these ceiling brackets, plus one of the open flange brackets on the wall side, (like this one

Would just one ceiling bracket suffice for wet clothes (one or two washer loads at a time) if I secure it into the joist with extra long screws or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

Thank you for your help!

cabinetman 08-16-2009 03:53 PM

I don't know how much ceiling you have to go through, but some long screws into joist/rafter should do it. Predrill the wood so it doesn't split. Use a drill bit no larger in diameter than the width of the shank of the screw - gullet to gullet.

bjbatlanta 08-16-2009 04:04 PM

Cabinetman nailed it as far as the install. After lookin back at your original post I'd say with a 6' span you need another ceiling bracket in the middle (or the closest joist to the center). And the wall bracket you linked to loos like it has some sort of "indents" in the "cup" part where you could install a screw or two secure the rod from sliding out away from the wall. A small "set" screw or two would be a good idea....

DCA 08-16-2009 04:08 PM

Thanks so much guys! I'm off to order the parts from the link cabinetman posted.

You have helped me so much, thank you both!

bjbatlanta 08-16-2009 04:14 PM

Best of luck...

PaliBob 08-17-2009 02:52 AM

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DCA, You've received excellent advice all around

  • Cabinetman's 853 center support has the added advantage of permitting the clothes rod to be longer than 6'
  • If you keep the projection under the loft fairly short (say a foot) then the whole rod can be removed and set in a corner when not in use.
If you have a problem where the rod slips out off the wall flange when there is no load on the rod, then you could make a small wedge to jam between the center support opening and the rod. It could then be easily taken out to remove the rod.

Let us know how things work out.

DCA 08-17-2009 10:13 AM

Thanks PaliBob!
Thanks PaliBob!
Your drawing is very nice and helped me to get a very clear understanding of the undertaking. The parts are ordered and should be here within 10 days. I'll let you all know how it turns out.:thumbup:

All of you here are so friendly and supportive. I appreciate it. I am so glad I stumbled on this site. You guys are great!

Have a wonderful day!

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