Friday, June 17, 2011

Bedroom closet

Okay, I've decided to build a closet along the left hand side of the room. It will have two closets on either side of a vanity. This is a tentative sketch:
The back of the unit is an 8 x 10 piece of matboard. The four sides are double pieces of matboard held together with strips of carpet tape. The outer pieces are 2 1/8" deep and fit around the outside of the back. The inner pieces are 2" deep and fit against the edges of the back piece.

There are two reasons for using double layers of matboard: One is strength (really a minor consideration when you think about it) and the other is the fact that I'm using up scraps of matboard in various colours so I'm putting the colours on the insides of the layers so all that shows is the white side.

The top and bottom pieces are double but the side pieces are still single layers.

The second side pieces are just dry fitted here.

The middle dividers are also double layers of matboard. They are also just dry fitted.

I'll be drilling holes for the closet rods before these pieces are glued in place.

I think that I've figured out how to install sliding closet doors. We'll see how that works out.

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