The top 16' longest shelf pulled away one morning under the weight of the close hanging on it and storage set on top of it, it came crashing down without notice while I was dressing. To my amazement all the cleats and supports had screws that were not long enough to go into the studs, less than 3/4" screws. A decision was made to tear out all of the old and build a bigger and better storage system, the prior system was just mostly shelves and hangers. I also used 16" deep shelves vs. the 12" that were in place. These were laminated boards with one edge rounded instead of square. I bought the 16' x16" long boards at home depot. The biggest challenge was to come up with plans for all of the built in shelves and drawers. On the back wall I designed an opening for my wife's cloths steamer and a power outlet for it. I also have a wall for a Chest of drawers that is now in place it is 62" wide and 19" deep with 9 drawers, it is not in place in these photos. I used Kreg's pocket holes on ever thing. I used over 200 holes in the entire room. It was a lot of setting up and drilling with the portable Kreg tool. Made sure each and every stud was located and that all cleats were attached to a stud and every metal support bracket was also attached to a stud with 2-1/2" screws. Cut the hanger pipe with the reciprocating saw, made quick work of the pipe. I also have several Ryobi drills and impacts so it was easy to have several of my drills set up with different drill bits and drivers. Made the process easier and quicker. I used the Kreg's pocket hole plugs and used a small dap of caulk to hold them in place and to seal the edge to the shelves. You almost cannot see them they are so clean of an install and match the color of shelves so close. Everybody that sees the completed room expresses how professional the look and then of course want me to do their closets.
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