Hangover Overdoor Valet Rod by UmbraÂ®
I really liked the idea of this in my small closet to hang my work clothes on. The rod is very solid I just think they need to do a better job of designing the mounting. It is made to just lip over the top of the door which creates problems with closing the door.
The part that goes over the top will most likely be too thick to allow the door to close. Had it been made with only one layer of metal instead of two then it might have worked.
I was really hoping for some type of mounting hardware but there is none. It is only meant to slip over the door. Which I guess is fine so you are not making holes in the door. But I would like a little more stability.
I am going to modify mine. I will drill a hole in the portion that goes over the top of the door so the screw will not be seen. I will also have to notch out the top of the door where the brackets will be so there will be enough clearance to close the door. I will also have to modify my door stop on the top to allow clearance again so the door will close.
I think that if you are not handy and cannot make these modifications you should avoid this product.
Once I complete my modifications I will load in some photos of my changes.
February 27, 2012
Great addition to my laundry room
I have a small laundry room - just wide enough for a washer, dryer, and utility sink. There are cabinets above all three so there is lots of storage, but I didn't have a place to hang clothes to dry. I was looking for a bar I could hang on the wall but instead found this - and it is perfect! It hangs on the door, out of the way, and gives me the perfect place to hang shirts and store hangers. I'm going to get another one for our guest room
August 31, 2013
Just what I needed
This product will come in very handy when friends and family come over for Thanksgiving and Christmas and I need a place to hang their coats, as I'm short on closet space. It's also helpful in my laundry room for hanging my husband's shirts on straight out of the dryer before putting them away.
August 4, 2012
Solid & Fits Well
This rack is made from strong materials, not flimsy at all. The part that goes over the door is very thin, so the door can actually close and open without much friction. It fits right against the door, so it doesn't slide around.
It comes with rubber stoppers that you have to put in when you assemble it. Maybe I didn't get mine in right because they keep coming off. However in spite of that, the rack holds well together and doesn't come apart.
The length is great for smaller closet doors. Over a regular sized door, it seems a bit narrow, but still works.
March 19, 2012