Hi there, Everyone:
I am inexperienced at wood working so pardon me if my vocabulary is wrong.
I am trying to make clothing stands similar to the ones in the photo below.
How should I attach the vertical posts to the horizontal wood base? Also, how should I attach the horizontal piece that extends out at the top of the vertical post? (Screws? Nails? Glue?)
It looks like the horizontal arm goes through a hole near the top of the vertical post and sticks out about an inch out the backside of the vertical post. (You can't see this in the photo, but I have seen them in real life and it loos like it passes through the vertical post.)
Also, what dimension wood do you think I should use? (In the photo, it looks like the base might be a 2 X 12 about 14 inches long, and the vertical post looks like a 2 X 2 about 65 inches tall). What would you suggest?
Unfortunately, I will probably have to use soft woods (pine or douglass fir) for the base, post, and horizontal arm. Is that doable? Or do I need to use hardwoods?
I would prefer NOT to use any bracing if possible so that it closely resembles the ones in the photo. But if I have to use bracing, then can you suggest a type of bracing that won't obstruct LONG pieces of clothing that might dangle down to the base?
Thanks in advance.