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Old 10-12-2007, 08:27 AM   #76
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Wow that really looks nice.
You should quit day job and do this.

How big is your closet, kuip?

I really would love to do that to my closets.
My husband and I have his and hers closets and that really would look nice.

Each closet is 8 feet wide and 3 1/2 feet deep.

OK, you have inspired me. I want to do a closet organizer too, after my basement.

Did you need any special tools when you used the MDF?
But I would rather have it wood. It looks so nice with the stain.

What is your next project?

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Hi Yummy Mummy,

Thanks a lot for your support. My closet is much smaller than yours. I don't exactly remember but it is kind of a rectangle shape somthing like 6' x 4' may be and what you see is kind of the best we can do for that small area.

But you are right, closet project is definitely a worth to do project, consider so much money being spent on clothing, without a good organized closet, many cloths aren't going be wear the way they suppose to be.. much more money waste because of that.

Minimum tool requires for making a closet is: circular saw and a drill driver...
everything requires drill driver... so please go get a good quality one sooner rather than later so that you can use it for your basement now... the one I have is Muewalkee 18v and it is the best...

Time saving tool if you want: table saw

MDF is really easy to use and do as they don't require you to do anything on its surface... but the compromise is: not as beaty and you need to be worry about its strength sometimes in different situation... where if using wood board... it can be as strong as it can be with whatever design you want... see the middle shelf, I wouldn't too confident to build it with MDF as you can see there is no support from the left and right using hanging rods as the other design the other poster did... if you put an hanging rods from left and right... the closet is no longer as good as the closet rods being close over in the corners affecting cloth hanging....

so depends on your design... you may choose to use wood rather than MDF

but if you do choose to stain, don't make the mistake I did using oil base... use water base... the time requires to build would definitely cut in half if not more....

normally to fix a standard closet, you will convert the closet from one level to two levels, by moving the existing rod higher... depends on the shape of the closet, different design requires...we build different sections with different height to accomodate our need,one section we store really long cloths... some sections we store pants... one section requires a small ladder to reach which we stored offseason clothings...etc...
thanks again for your encouragement.

oh yes... my original plan is to build an kitdhen island... but my Boss kind of laugh at me... may be that is too agressive... so going to build a shelf on top of some studing tables... but are going to use router this time to make the edge beaty... if this becomes a successful project... kitchen island aren't going to get away...

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Old 10-12-2007, 02:55 PM   #78
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Thanks for all the information K.

I would love to see the kitchen island.

I have a kitchen island and if you like I can send you a picture of it.

I find it really convenient to work on and mine has a lifted area where you can sit like at a bar.

Everyone sits there, the kids even do homework on it.
Also, you can gain a lot of space underneath as there is a lot of drawers, and cupboards.

I want to see the kitchen island soon.
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Did you need any special tools when you used the MDF?
Safety glasses and a good dust mask. MDF is extremely dust when cut or sanded and the dust contains chemicles such as formaldehyde (sp?)...and it's just irritating.
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Thanks for the advise send it all.

But I may be dead by the time I get to the closet project.

It's taken me a year to just frame the basement.

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