|Project by Sandy||posted 12-28-2014 07:50 PM||1898 views||12 times favorited||8 comments|
Son, David, just bought his first house, and he wanted to replace the original “wire” closet system in the master bedroom. Here’s the design I came up with. It uses Easy Track rails screwed into the studs to hang all the vertical members which were cut from plywood, edge banded, and poly stained. There are five adjustable shelves in each corner, and five drawers (using 14” GlideRite ball bearing drawer slides) in the middle section.
For the drawers, I purchased 8’ long prefinished 6” x 1/2” maple drawer stock. It comes already edge banded, with a 1/4” dado cut for the bottom, and it’s already polyurethaned, so all I had to do was cut it to length on my Festool Kapex miter saw, cut the bottoms from a prefinished 1/4” maple 4’ x 8’ sheet, and assemble it with 4 mm Dominos (using a Festool Domino joiner and an aftermarket Domiplate). The verticals came from big box plywood cut to 14” width and 1824 mm length (close to 6’, but a multiple of 32 mm) using the parallel guides, with shelf holes made using an LR32 and OF1400. The verticals and corner shelves were finished using Minwax poly stain.
Since I use 14” wide verticals and 14” drawer slides, I cut the drawer sides to 13” which makes them 14” deep (when butt joined to the fronts/rears). By making the fronts/rears 23” wide, together with the extra 1/2” per side for the drawer slides, the distance between the verticals that house the drawers is 24”. With those drawer dimensions you get five drawers out of four 8’ pieces with very little waste. In order to have them fit into the rear of my SUV I have two boards cut in half (48” each, which provides eight of the front/rear 23” pieces) and the other two cut at 53”/43” (with the 53” pieces each providing a 23” front/rear and two 13” sides, and the 43” pieces each providing three 13” sides).