DIY Closet Organizer for a Builder Basic Closet

What is improved than a functional and structured closet? Almost nothing!  Appear see how to construct a personalized Diy closet organizer all from scratch! 

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 DIY Closet Organizer

by Sabrina from Pink Very little Notebook

At any time ponder why you feel like you have a closet full of dresses, but very little to wear? This has been my problem because going into our property, four many years back!

I’m Sabrina from the Diy and property improvement website, Pink Very little Notebook and welcome to my cluttered mess of a closet.

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No issue how numerous periods I try out to tidy up, get rid of dresses, or purchase fairly hanger, it doesn’t consider lengthy prior to I’m fully fed up with my walk-in closet. I have constantly dreamed about re-doing my closet that would make use of my tiny house but there had been constantly so numerous issues. I did not know the place to get started.

Right after residing with this house for numerous many years, I decided to bounce suitable in. I truly ripped down my closet prior to I had a program, you can see all the guiding the scenes suitable here. I realized this would give me the force to just go for it and I’m so glad I did.


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We built our Diy closet organizer fully from scratch.

Here’s how I did it.

Diy Closet Organizer, Stage 1: Attract up a program

Be sure to consider into account depth of hangers for hanging spaces and specific situation like home windows, heating/ac vents, electrical retailers, doors, etc.

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Diy Closet Organizer, Stage two: Start out making containers at the back of your closet

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Making use of 1/2” completed plywood for this project (I discover it substantially simpler to tackle than MDF), we began with the back wall as our commencing level. This section is built for lengthy garments and seasonal jackets. It’s also the only spot that has a 20” depth. Hangers have to have to be equipped to sit fully inside the modular unit as the suitable corner will be a lined section. The rest of the built-ins have a 15” depth, which is the max we can go in the house (simply because of our oversized window).

To make the Diy closet organizer, we mainly created “boxes.” We made use of two panels on possibly aspect which had been secured to the horizontal cleats operating throughout the back wall. Be sure to take note, the cleats have to have to be screwed into the wall joist (stud) to maintain the fat.

Diy Closet Organizer, Stage three: Go ahead one box at a time

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The earlier mentioned photograph exhibits the Diy closet organizer section built for our double hanging rods. We secured the two new vertical panels from the existing panel and base (marked as #1 in the earlier mentioned graphic). Then we place the horizontal cleats operating throughout the back wall, one at the base (we eradicated the baseboards) and one just below the ceiling (see #two). Yet again, make sure the cleats are secured into the joist. The middle cleat is extra to make a shelf, we use it as assistance because it is there but not needed if not.

To make the box shape, you’ll want to get your other vertical panel (#three) and spot it from the cleats on the reverse aspect the place you will fasten them jointly. To finish off the box, get a different two horizontal cleats and connect it to the entrance aspect of the top rated and bottom (mimicking the back wall).

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At this level in making your personalized Diy closet organizer, the construction will feel kind of flimsy. On the other hand, as you shift alongside and go on connecting each “box” you will see how durable everything will become.

Because we had a number of issues in our house like the window and vent. I had to adjust the style to compensate for it. Because we had no choice but to construct in entrance of the window, we left a 4” gap from the window to the get started of the vertical panel. This will allow us to place in drapes suitable guiding the construction camouflaging the place the window begins and ends.

As for the vent, we only extended the duct work up which will vent out from the top rated of the platform.


Diy Closet Organizer, Stage five: Insert edging to the shelf faces

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Once our framing was up, we extra the edging. Making use of our plywood sheets, we cut everything to size and fixed it with a nail gun.

Diy Closet Organizer, Stage six: Fill holes, shellac and paint

Upcoming arrived the portray. Right after filling in all the holes, I primed the wood with a shellac primer. This fills in all the wood grains and gives the wood a awesome clean finish.

Once the primer dried, I gave it a gentle sanding and utilized my finishing coats of white paint to the full Diy closet organizer.

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Diy Closet Organizer, Stage seven: Insert hardware

The gold hanging rods had been a excellent finishing contact. To avoid sagging in the middle, assistance brackets ought to be made use of if your rods are 40” or lengthier . I only had one rod above 40” but I still place assistance brackets everywhere—I’m making this closet to stand the examination of time!

Matching similar hangers add to the cohesiveness of the house, but are unquestionably optional!

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I simply cannot even notify you how this Diy closet organizer has adjusted my daily existence. My major hope is that now you can make an structured and functional closet that gives you existence!


Thanks for sharing your gorgeous closet with us, Sabrina!

Sabrina has a excellent knack for using a tiny, simple house and creating it both gorgeous and on-craze with just the suitable glamorous accents — be sure to see her other visitor options the place she shared  her remarkable tiny bathroom renovation with Diy vanity, and her tiled fireplace makeover that gorgeously solutions the dilemma of “what ought to I do with the massive mirror earlier mentioned the fireplace?!” plus additional of her gorgeous jobs above at Pink Very little Notebook. (I have been crushing on her gorgeous property business for Several years because she posted it! 🙂

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We’ve been operating on the closets here in our property as very well:

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At first released 02.twenty.2019 // Up to date 04.twenty.2020

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