Hello everyone! I am very new to woodworking, and have been reading this forum a lot lately. I've mainly done projects for my garage & shed (shelves, workbench, wood horses, etc), but I'm about to tackle a closet organizer as my first indoor project. I'd really appreciate it if I could get some feedback on my design plan. I'll try to keep it simple and to the point. Thanks in advance! Means a lot!
This is the closest example I could find of what I'm trying to accomplish:
The material I plan to use is 3/4" MDF, which I will sand & stain after the cuts are made and prior to the final assembly.
I'm not sure exactly how the shelves and horizontal parts are connected to the vertical dividers in the picture above, but I love the way it looks. I don't mind spending a lot of time at this project, as I want to learn how to do shelves like this so I can do a floor-to-ceiling bookcase in the living room down the road.
The only way I can think about doing this, is using a router to make dado joints that are cut into the vertical dividers and then using cleats nailed to the back wall for support (maybe I might not need cleats for the middle horizontal shelves, as no heavy objects will be going there, but I'm sure I'll need them for the top horizontal shelf). Is this the best way for obtaining the look in the picture above?
Then, to eliminate the sharp corners on the outside edges, I was thinking of using the router table with a round over bit. I guess this would look the best? Any recommended size come to mind?
Then, I was thinking that I should maybe place thin felt padding on the bottom on the vertical dividers that will touch the floor, so it doesn't scratch the hardwood. Seems simple enough. I'll just have to take the width of the felt pads into consideration when making my cuts.
I won't be having an drawers in my closet organizer. So that's one thing I don't have to worry about.
Thanks again everyone for taking the time to read this and post any thoughts, suggestions or comments! It is greatly appreciated!