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Closet Rod Reinforcement

Inner support for a hollow metal rod

closet rod reinforcement
Illustration by Narda Lebo
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Telescopic metal closet rods are easy to install because they expand to fit virtually any closet, and there's no measuring or cutting required. However, because the rods are hollow they tend to sag and even
collapse if you hang too many heavy items on them. To increase the strength of this type of rod, fill its core with a wooden dowel rod. The dowel should be slightly smaller than the inside diameter of the metal rod and about ¼ inch shorter.

Closet Rod Reinforcement
Illustration by Narda Lebo
Closet Rod Reinforcement

Telescopic metal closet rods are easy to install because they expand to fit virtually any closet, and there's no measuring or cutting required. However, because the rods are hollow they tend to sag and even
collapse if you hang too many heavy items on them. To increase the strength of this type of rod, fill its core with a wooden dowel rod. The dowel should be slightly smaller than the inside diameter of the metal rod and about ¼ inch shorter.

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