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Closet Remodel


Sawdust&Beer
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The wife wanted some extra storage space for her larger kitchen tools (crock pot, griddle,instapot and smoker tools for the smoker), So I got to work. I had some small scraps of oak from making her silverware divider which are about 3/4" by 3/4", these worked perfectly! I used my stud finder, level and Pre-drilled before driving in the rails. The shelves are 1/2" plywood cut to rough size on my table saw. I used my jig saw to cut the various notches out to go around the inside trim and large radon vent pipe. Because our home is old nothing is perfectly square (thank you lath and plaster), so I used my palm router to remove sneak up on the imperfect dimensions and make everything fit perfectly. The bottom two shelves span the entire closet with a nice curve which was trimmed out with my spiral cutter/ router. once everything fit I used my router to put a round over on the edges.

I cut down and re-used the wooden dowel, but I had to sand off all the old layers of paint. I used my bench top sander and also my corner cat sander (in a vise) to get all the old paint off. A new coat of paint in the closet and it was done! Now she has 2 shelves @ 10" and 3 @ 15" and a small area to hang our coats. Time for a beer!

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  • Looks like you thought of everything when it came to this project! Your wife must be loving the extra storage space. Another great project for the win! 
    By RYOBI Nation, on December 4, 2018

  • Love this! look at all the storage room. Im an organize freak Im sure she loves it!
    By vadams, on December 4, 2018

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Closet Remodel

by Sawdust&Beer
Dec 03, 2018
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The wife wanted some extra storage space for her larger kitchen tools (crock pot, griddle,instapot and smoker tools for the smoker), So I got to work. I had some small scraps of oak from making her silverware divider which are about 3/4" by 3/4", these worked perfectly! I used my stud finder, level and Pre-drilled before driving in the rails. The shelves are 1/2" plywood cut to rough size on my table saw. I used my jig saw to cut the various notches out to go around the inside trim and large radon vent pipe. Because our home is old nothing is perfectly square (thank you lath and plaster), so I used my palm router to remove sneak up on the imperfect dimensions and make everything fit perfectly. The bottom two shelves span the entire closet with a nice curve which was trimmed out with my spiral cutter/ router. once everything fit I used my router to put a round over on the edges. I cut down and re-used the wooden dowel, but I had to sand off all the old layers of paint. I used my bench top sander and also my corner cat sander (in a vise) to get all the old paint off. A new coat of paint in the closet and it was done! Now she has 2 shelves @ 10" and 3 @ 15" and a small area to hang our coats. Time for a beer!