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Double Hanging Unit - DIY Master Closet



This double hanging closet unit is the perfect height for hanging two rows of clothing. Two rows of shirts or shirts and a row of pants fit nicely in this unit. The unit is 23" deep which gives that elegant, custom look. This unit is meant to be installed beside another similar closet unit or wall.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Here are the dimensions for this closet section. This section is designed to sit on a platform or on the ground. I recommend building a platform that is 1/4" to 1/2" shorter than your baseboard trim, then lay 3/4" MDF on top of the platform. The baseboard trim will then continue across the front of the closet unit for a built in look and the only thing exposed will be the MDF top which paints very nicely.

    2. Step: 2

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      For this unit you can use MDF or plywood. I used MDF because it takes paint a lot nicer and is cheaper than plywood. However, MDF is finicky to work with. It is heavy, doesn't accept a screw very well and isn't structurally a very good material to work with. Since this unit is going to be secured to the wall and adjacent units I wasn't too worried about that, and it turned out nice an solid.

    3. Step: 3

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      It is optional to paint the unit before assembly. If you choose to wait, then you can apply glue to each joint for added strength. We opted to prime and paint prior to assembly and then caulk, fill and apply a final coat after install. Assemble the box by pre-drilling and screwing together with 1-1/2" trim screws. Trim screws have a smaller head that will minimize the "mushrooming" that happens when screwing into MDF. I also found it easier to temporarily secure the box with 1-1/2" brad nails to keep it aligned while drilling and screwing.

    4. Step: 4

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      With the box is assembled, locate as desired, assure plumb, level and square and then attach to the wall studs with 3" wood screws. Then, install the closet rods as shown using closet rod sockets.

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  • You need to swap the shelf #1 and #2 dimensions in the attached drawing. 83-1/4" and 41-1/4" dimensions are wrong. Have a look :)
    Thanks for this nice plan!
    By MecAutAUS, on January 14, 2019

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Double Hanging Unit - DIY Master Closet

by Rogue Engineer
Oct 18, 2018
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This double hanging closet unit is the perfect height for hanging two rows of clothing. Two rows of shirts or shirts and a row of pants fit nicely in this unit. The unit is 23" deep which gives that elegant, custom look. This unit is meant to be installed beside another similar closet unit or wall.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 3d50a5ea 6f86 4b84 b9c1 bd67209b5503

    Here are the dimensions for this closet section. This section is designed to sit on a platform or on the ground. I recommend building a platform that is 1/4" to 1/2" shorter than your baseboard trim, then lay 3/4" MDF on top of the platform. The baseboard trim will then continue across the front of the closet unit for a built in look and the only thing exposed will be the MDF top which paints very nicely.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 5d921e6c 00b8 4beb 86b8 5d44f63dee52

    For this unit you can use MDF or plywood. I used MDF because it takes paint a lot nicer and is cheaper than plywood. However, MDF is finicky to work with. It is heavy, doesn't accept a screw very well and isn't structurally a very good material to work with. Since this unit is going to be secured to the wall and adjacent units I wasn't too worried about that, and it turned out nice an solid.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge d6667490 c9a1 4746 abd9 34a5f1c5d4ef

    It is optional to paint the unit before assembly. If you choose to wait, then you can apply glue to each joint for added strength. We opted to prime and paint prior to assembly and then caulk, fill and apply a final coat after install. Assemble the box by pre-drilling and screwing together with 1-1/2" trim screws. Trim screws have a smaller head that will minimize the "mushrooming" that happens when screwing into MDF. I also found it easier to temporarily secure the box with 1-1/2" brad nails to keep it aligned while drilling and screwing.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge f8a37f0b f6a7 4bab b4bb b2a37766d959

    With the box is assembled, locate as desired, assure plumb, level and square and then attach to the wall studs with 3" wood screws. Then, install the closet rods as shown using closet rod sockets.