Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Share |
Default

built in closet organizer.


So My wife and I purchased a condo and i decided that the wire shelving that comes with it will not be acceptable. I was entertaining the thought of building my own built in closet organizer. At the moment i don't have the exact dimensions but the room is roughly 6'X5' with the door pretty close to center and one of the five foot walls. this is just coming from memory. I have requested exact dimensions from the builder which should be emailed to me this week. By trade I am a electrician and I have done a little bit of framing and trim moulding for carpentry but i have never really attempted finish carpentry. I was wondering If anyone had some good websites to go to to grab some ideas from. Also I am posting from Canada.

also I can't always get access to my internet so i may go a day or two in between posts.

thefatpigeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 10:42 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Default

built in closet organizer.


I actually wanted to post this in carpentry. If a Mod could move this post to the right forum that would be awesome.

thefatpigeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 38
Default

built in closet organizer.


Quote:
Originally Posted by thefatpigeon View Post
So My wife and I purchased a condo and i decided that the wire shelving that comes with it will not be acceptable. I was entertaining the thought of building my own built in closet organizer. At the moment i don't have the exact dimensions but the room is roughly 6'X5' with the door pretty close to center and one of the five foot walls. this is just coming from memory. I have requested exact dimensions from the builder which should be emailed to me this week. By trade I am a electrician and I have done a little bit of framing and trim moulding for carpentry but i have never really attempted finish carpentry. I was wondering If anyone had some good websites to go to to grab some ideas from. Also I am posting from Canada.

also I can't always get access to my internet so i may go a day or two in between posts.
My best advice is don't do it.

There are many excellent pre-fab closet systems that can be assembled and re-configured quickly, since the parts are all standard sizes and interchangeable, and the hardware is all standard and so forth. If you attempt to 'roll your own' you have two problems: one is if you screw it up, you can only fix it by tearing it apart. The second one is that the level of finish required so that clothes don't get scuffed/snagged must be darned perfect. That will require top-notch materials as well as LOTS of time to get it even halfway riight. So the investment of time/materials may be huge, while the end result will be something your partner may never stop complaining about.

http://www.closetmaid.com

http://www.onlineorganizing.com/Usef...odularshelving
Robo_geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 09:54 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Default

built in closet organizer.


thanks for the forsight. will look at that
thefatpigeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 01:55 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Default

built in closet organizer.


You can pick up closet components at a big box store and configure any setup you want. These are white melamine over flakeboard. They come with holes drilled for adjustable shelving.
You just decide on the storage setup you want and build it to suit.
Much cheaper then a modular system, but not as sophisticated.
Ron
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 07:07 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 122
Default

built in closet organizer.


My wife conned me into doing a california closet system a few years ago. so we did. even their system is a melamine.

baum is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does a swinging/sliding closet door hybrid exist? thewestcoast Windows and Doors 17 08-20-2013 02:43 PM
Closet motion lights gmhammes Electrical 24 03-03-2011 07:53 AM
Closet door options gmhammes General DIY Discussions 2 01-05-2011 03:47 PM
Closet flange gap kgifford Plumbing 5 03-12-2010 08:22 AM
How to cut a countertop to fit exactly within a closet? docprego Carpentry 4 06-05-2008 09:22 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.