The closet currently contains one 48" rod, two flanges and two 1" wooden piece to support a shelf.
I'm thinking of moving this one higher and installing a second rod lower to double the space in the high-ceiling closet, but as a home-improvement beginner I have a few questions:
- Are these wooden pieces always needed? The walls are 50" apart and standard rods I found were 48" long, so I can guess the landlord either had to complement with the wooden pieces or used them to support the shelf. In my previous, the flangers were nailed straight into the wall, but in this video the guy is moving the wood higher as well.
- One side is a drywall, I'm not sure it's ideal to support a rod and the heavy clothes, let alone two rods. Is it safe?
- If I need to install the wooden pieces, where can I find some in NYC?
- How should I look for studs, and what kind of nails are recommended?