How to Install a Clothing Rod

Don’t pay a handyman to do this simple job—learn how to become handy yourself!

You will need

  • A clothing rod
  • A clothing rod holder
  • A pencil
  • A drill and bits
  • Wall anchors
  • Screws
  • Leveler (optional)

Step 1 Identify wall substance Identify what kind of wall will hold the rod—drywall, masonry, or concrete.

Step 2 Mark location Figure out where you want to hang the rod, and mark the points with a pencil.

Step 3 Center the rod Take one of the two clothing rod holders that come with the rod and center it on the mark you made on the wall.

Step 4 Mark screw holes With your pencil, mark the position of the screw holes where your rod holders or ends will go.

Step 5 Drill pilot holes Drill pilot holes into the marks you made that correspond with the screw holes. These holes should be slightly larger than the screws you will use.

Step 6 Insert anchors Insert the wall anchors into the holes.

Step 7 Attach rod holder Use the screws to attach the clothing rod holder to the wall.

Step 8 Level the rod Hold the rod up to the first holder you’ve attached and mark the location where the screws on the other end will go.

Step 9 Attach second rod Drill holes, install anchors, and attach the second clothing rod holder to the opposite wall.

Step 10 Slide rod into holders Install the clothing rod into the holders. It should slip neatly into the holders from above.