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Old 07-26-2011, 08:56 AM   #1
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I am planning on building a custom closet for the first time. Are there any tips you guys have that could help me out. What kind of wood should I use to make it?

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Cedar is the traditional wood for closets.

I would suggest spending some significant time designing it. Give careful thought to your needs. Do you generally prefer to hang your clothes or fold them? Do you (or your SO) have 80,000 shoes? Things of that sort.

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I am planning on building a custom closet for the first time. Are there any tips you guys have that could help me out. What kind of wood should I use to make it?
What is your skill level? What sort of tools do you own and have experience with?
They sell closet kit pieces you can join and set up to a plan. The uprights are set up with holes for shelf and pole flexibility. You can incorporate drawers, shoe holders, etc..
You can buy them in various wood veneers and white melamine.
Building this from scratch using dimensional lumber or plywood will take a good deal of time and precision.
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I've been looking at the John Louis systems. They look pretty decent, requiring only basic skills & tools to fit and install.
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That john louis system looks pretty nice. I have limited tools and an intermediate skill level.

The main thing is that I want to cut material cost because I'm on a small budget and have an unfinished closet
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That john louis system looks pretty nice. I have limited tools and an intermediate skill level.

The main thing is that I want to cut material cost because I'm on a small budget and have an unfinished closet
Then use the closet parts made from melamine at your local big box store. If you make a detailed plan, they will cut the pieces to length for easier assembly.

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