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Broom Closet Shelf and Hooks

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Project by aj_houston posted 05-15-2010 06:20 PM 2965 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a simple little project that I did in a few hours to help impose some order on this small broom closet.
Three goals: provide a place to hang brooms and mops off the floor, provide a small shelf to hold cleaning supplies, and blend in with the existing woodwork (painted) since this closet right off my kitchen doesn’t have a door. There is an electrical panel in the closet that limits the options for making maximum use of the space.

Starting with a 6” spruce board, I cut the pieces to size and then cut a dado with my router to hold the shelf, glued it and then drilled in some 3” screws in the back . I routed a small chamfer along all edges for a more finished look and to soften the edge. I used the drill press to pre-drill all the holes before assembly. Slapped on some paint.

Done!

-- It is better to wear out than to rust out. --Cumberland





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#1 posted 05-16-2010 01:28 PM

Great looking shelf and hook rack. i have to build something similar to hang my hats on

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 07:10 PM

Thanks Ron. Not a very glamorous project, but a highly functional one. Nice hat BTW.

-- It is better to wear out than to rust out. --Cumberland

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 07:19 PM

Simple but useful good job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-18-2010 01:42 AM

Thanks Jim. I’m trying to finish a table I started a year ago, but already I need to build more shelves for another closet first. Guess demand for shelves is at a ‘high’ right now. As you said, simple but useful.

-- It is better to wear out than to rust out. --Cumberland

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