Closet system

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Project by Woody Haze posted 2373 days ago 1661 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I changed the existing closet by removing the sliding doors and 1’ wall that hung down at the top of the closet. I lined the walls with 3/4” birch plywood on the sides and ¼” maple on the back. The center divider is 2-3/4” pieces of birch ply glued together. The closet is faced with ¾” solid maple. The shelves are adjustable via 1/4” pins. The finish is transtint dye, fruitwood minwax stain, and 3 coats brushed on semi gloss polyurethane.

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#1 posted 2373 days ago

BigSteve, this is beautiful. I have been thinking about doing this as well. Are you going to put doors back in place or leave it open? Which Transtint shade did you use to start with, I love the color and it matches the existing window trim well. Nice job!

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#2 posted 2372 days ago

BigSteve, This is gorgeous. I really like the finish. It looks similar to the finish on your kitchen cabinets.

Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 2372 days ago

Another great job Steve, and this is something I’m planning for my next place (selling my house now)...organize those closets and maximize use of space. If you have any hints or things to watch out for let me know. Great job.

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#4 posted 2372 days ago

the colouring is gorgeous.
Great job.

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Woody Haze

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#5 posted 2370 days ago

The transtint colr was Dark vintage Maple. I find using the dye on maple gives it a nice even base color while letting the grain show through, then the stain gives it the depth and right color mix. The color is different than the kitchen. For the kitchen I used a custom mix of stain only, and ran into the problem of some very dense pieces of maple not absorbing enough stain and blotching.

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#6 posted 2357 days ago

Beautiful job. Looks like something that I need to do in my bedroom.

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#7 posted 2357 days ago

Very nice work. Looks like a well organized storage space.

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