In my last blog post, I left off with a good sense for what I wanted to do for my project. This was to develop a better gear storage rack in my closet, with a rural/ industrial aesthetic. I had brainstormed on a few material ideas, including metal piping, and chain-link fence. Thinking more about it, I decided to start with chain link fencing to see how gear would store on it. I tried clipping a few carabiners to pipes in my crawl space to see how that would work, and decided that chain link fence would be a much better option than piping.
Since this decision point, I went and visited a couple of junk yards down valley of my home, and found some chain link fence. I plan to start bending it and working with it this week to see how it goes. It’s very stiff material and I think there’s a good chance I’ll have some trouble with getting a bend, and don’t think this can be put in a bender as it will damage the bender. I’m going to try pliers and a few other methods for bending, and hopefully can figure something else out. Otherwise I’ll look towards other fencing materials.
I’ll also need to find a method for fastening the chain link to my closet door. I’ve been thinking that screwing it in would be the most secure, so perhaps some sort of sheet metal plate over the chain link or similar. I’ll need to source this as well either making them myself or finding them in another upcycled way.