|Forum topic by Puff||posted 01-24-2011 09:15 PM||12039 views||2 times favorited||3 replies|
01-24-2011 09:15 PM
I started to post this over in tools & hardware, where I’d been asking what tools to buy and people had been (helpfully) saying “it depends on what you want to do”. But this is more of a design question, so:
One of the projects I want to do is a what I’ll call a complicated, place-for-everything reach-in closet, sorta like this:
(not that particular closet design, but so you get the idea).
My house has nearly zero closet space (a common issue with houses this old), and the wall between my bedroom and the next bedroom has a 6’ wide, 3’ thick chimney in the middle of it, leaving a 5’ wide, about 20” deep niche (I’ll probably need to move the door a bit to make it a bit deeper).
I’m thinking of cheating by buying a closet system or something like ikea wardrobe units, and just framing them in. However, most of these things seem to be made out of pretty low-grade stuff. I’d like to find a source for these things made out of real wood (as long as I don’t have to sell a kidney to pay for it…).
This is the sort of thing that got me interested in woodworking. I’ve seen stuff like this priced up to $1000 or more, and it’s made out of cheap pressboard.
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