How high a cloakroom should be installed

Fasten the wardrobe permanently and stably

Stress factors

If you build a cloakroom yourself, you usually choose between a wall-mounted or a free-standing variant. Free-standing structures such as a mobile coat stand either need a large and heavy base or have to be supported by auxiliary fastenings.

The span of coat hooks has an additional major influence on the forces that act on a cloakroom. The further away the garments are from the center of gravity of a standing construction, the higher the weight loads the fastening has to bear.

Wall anchors

A thick winter jacket made of absorbent material can easily weigh up to ten kilograms after a rain shower. Hanging on the coat hook with swing, individual swinging movements increase short-term, punctual force effects of up to fifty kilograms. When fastening, the number and durability of the fastening points must hold this force.

Nails cannot withstand these forces. A cloakroom rail attached flat to the wall should always be fastened with screws set in dowel holes. As a rule of thumb, one screw point can be assumed for every two suspension options. The screws should have a minimum diameter of eight millimeters and the corresponding dowel length.

The same screw dimensions also apply to holding structures for upright cloakrooms, for example made from a log. Circumferential clamps or rings offer the most secure hold protection. The weakest connection point must always be taken into account as a yardstick for the overall construction.

Holding wires, steel cables and special glue

If a more elegant and visually less conspicuous fastening structure is to be created, steel ropes serve well. Like tent ropes, they can stably prevent movements in any direction by skillfully distributing the direction of travel.

Manufacturers of adhesive tape and glue products offer very strong, double-sided adhesive fastening aids. The holding capacity is sufficient for cloakrooms in many cases. It should be noted, however, that this remarkable durability also works with every subsequent dismantling on the wall.

If you want to do without drilling as much as possible, you can consider whether a telescopic construction can be implemented. The resilient spring bars typical of shower curtains "clamp" between two counterpoints without damaging the wall.

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