Closet system

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Project by Woody Haze posted 03-01-2008 06:54 PM 2371 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 03-01-2008 08:14 PM

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 03-01-2008 09:32 PM

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 03-01-2008 11:28 PM

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 03-02-2008 01:34 PM

the colouring is gorgeous.
Great job.

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#5 posted 03-04-2008 12:43 AM

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 03-17-2008 11:21 AM

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

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#7 posted 03-17-2008 12:33 PM

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

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