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Forum topic by ROB_IN_MN posted 03-04-2013 08:12 PM 1701 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2013 08:12 PM

We’re going to be building a house this summer and I’m going to build the built-ins for the closet. Trying to finalize a design and, having never done a closet before, am worried about what I’m not thinking of :)

all the built ins are design at 7 feet tall.

for this side, we’ve got wide slots for shoes, square slots for cloth baskets of stuff, a jewelry station and 2 half height hanger bars. the remaining space to the left is full length hanging.

the other side has more square slots for cloth baskets, 2 shirt-length hangers an open area for hooks for belts and scarves, and finally a place for stacked light/dark laundry baskets.

the back wall, with the mirror, is where I feel I may be wasting some space. any great ideas or things I haven’t thought of?

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 08:16 PM

hmm. I guess I can’t get it to fit the whole width of the wall.

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 08:29 PM

I understand making this like fine furniture but you really should try posting this on Homerefurbers. You can click on the link at the bottom of this page and join there. It is run by the same fine people but the subject matter is more in the home line of things.

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 12:26 PM

My one critique would be the cubbies with no sides, they just butt to the drywall. Drywall will start to show wear FAST, so I’d go on and make carcasses for everything. Also, for the units that abutt the wall, it doesn’t look like you’ve left any kind of scribing flange so there’d be no way to hide any irregularities in the wall. Otherwise, looks good. I have to fit out a couple of closets like this myself.

-- I'm a professional Santa Claus and a hobbyist woodworker.

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#4 posted 03-06-2013 02:09 PM

oh yeah, the exposed dryall on the sides and such is more an irregularity in my Sketchup attempts :)

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 02:29 PM

I would worry about no Kick boards at the bottom of your cabinetry. I would expect that you would have baseboards around the perimeter of the room and as such your kick board, would be at least that height of your baseboard. The kick board is typically indented to the face of your cabinetry and it gets your cabinet up and off the floor of the room and protects the contents of your cabinetry. It appears that you have drawers down almost on the floor, although this will help that situation by elevating the lower drawer, you may want to consider either a deeper drawer or some other closure so that you don’t have to get down on your hands and knees to access the drawer. Like Grandpa said this may not be the best place to solicit ideas, homefurbers may be more appropriate. I will help you, if you need it.

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