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Old 11-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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ideas to enclose/lock closet

I have to help build some DIY closet for band uniforms for the high school. We are just going to frame out with 2x6 and use a metal pipe as a closet rod to hang kids uniforms. That part if fairly straight forward- but the instructors want to lock the closet area so people don't touch anything. The framed closet is in a shared area- I'm looking for ideas to hinge or come up with some way to make that area secure- Someone suggested a type of roll up door but I would be that is expensive..... suggestions welcome


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Old 11-15-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
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Barn door hinges, on a 4x8 sheet of plywood, with the cross-buck pattern as a decorative reinforcement. Times two, a left and a right door. with a standard hasp lock assembly.



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Why are you using 2 X 6's for framing instead of 2 X 4's?
Why not just use double prehung steel doors? Any box store will have them in stock.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:30 AM   #4
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Do you have little vandals or insecure band leaders? Locking away expensive instruments? Security depends but even a steel lock can be cut, and some of these kids already carry around master keys.

For minimum security, swing out hollow core doors with a hasp, as suggested.

Unless you are set on framing, and finish costs can add up, Ikea bureaus are fairly cheap.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:38 AM   #5
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Maybe this will help...

With these two designs it makes the most out of limited space.
The closet can be rolled in and out of the enclosure.

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