How To Build A Clothing Display Rack Using Recycled Pallets

Recycled Pallet RackWhat better way to display one-of-a-kind recycled clothing but on a display rack made out of recycled articles. You can build display racks with just about anything you find. Old desks and armoires can be used to display merchandise and accessories. I have even seen old refrigerators and household appliances being used to display products well. The idea is that you do not have to purchase new displays or clothing racks to display your products if you can just get a little creative.

Using recycled pallet racks is another great way to display merchandise and accessories and it is actually quite easy to make. In this article we will go step by step through the process of what it takes to make a recycled pallet rack clothing display.

Build A Clothing Display Rack Using Recycled Pallets


Supplies & Tools

Below is a list of the supplies and the tools that you will need to complete this project.


  1. 2 Used Pallets
  2. (2) Two 4′ 2″x4″ Pieces of wood
  3. (2) Two 6′ metal or aluminum conduit pieces (for hanging the clothes)
  4.  (1) one  4′ x 2.5′ x 1/2″ piece of plywood
  5. (2) Two cinder blocks (optional)


  1. saw
  2. hammer or drill
  3. 12 nails or screws
  4. Sand Paper (optional)



Step 1

  • Depending on the quality of the pallets you may want to sand them down a bit
  • Stand up pallets 48″ apart
  • Place 2″x4″s on top of pallets place 30″ apart as shown above
  • Screw or nail 2″x4″s into the top of pallets


Step 2

  • Place 4′ x 2.5′ x 1/2″ piece of plywood on top of 2″x4″s
  • Screw or nail the plywood to the 2″x4″s


Step 3

  • Place both 6′ metal or aluminum conduit pieces through the two pallets
  • Tap a nail or screw into the edge to hold the conduit pieces in place


Step 4

  • Make sure that the conduit poles hang out evenly on both ends for your out hang. This will be around 12″ on each side


Step 5 (Optional)

  • Place cinder blocks on top of the unit to display mannequins


Step 6 (Optional)

  • Place mannequins on top of display


Step 7 (Optional)

  • Add garnish or greenery


Step 7 (Optional)

  • Add merchandise


Side View


Angle View


Front View


Top View


You are all finished, pat yourself on the back and enjoy!


Below are different images on how this rack system is being used in vintage clothing stores around the world.