I need to add closet rods to a very unusual shaped closet. I'm awaiting exact measurements, but what I have is: Door Width 31", Trim around each side of door inside of closet 2", Depth of closet from door to back wall 5-6'. This is a narrow deep closet.
I want to hang and upper and lower bar. I plan to put the upper rod wall to wall, with the rod being above the door - of course not all space can be used unless the door is taken off. The second rod, assuming the cavity is really only 5', will only be 24" to allow for the door to sweep back to the right - across from the poles.
I can get a metal 8' 1 1/4 " diameter pole and cut the first 24" off for the lower rod. The upper rod will be cut from the remaining 6'.
I plan to use heavy duty shelf and rod supports to provide support at each end and the middle if necessary. I could instead (or also) use closet pole sockets on 3 of the ends on the two poles. Do those work best, or the brackets, and if brackets - how far in from the end of the rods does one start placing brackets?
I've seen recommendations saying to place the brackets every 18", but that feels excessive for these lengths. I'm thinking about 2 for the lower bar and perhaps 3 on the upper bar, but don't know how far from the ends to start.
What is the correct approach?