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Simple, practical DIY storage closet

Use SupaWood or SupaLam to make this practical storage closet that can be mounted inside an existing frame or onto a wall.

This practical closet storage system is easy enough to make and you can adjust and modify the measurements to fit into any space. Use 16mm SupaWood or white SupaLam for the cabinet assembly. Have all the pieces cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse if you don't own the tools to cut the board to size.

All pieces are 16mm SupaWood or SupaLam

4 of 400 x 1790mm - sides (towers)

2 of 250 x 254mm - rails (tower)

2 of 400 x 572mm - sides (cubby)

1 of 250 x 560mm - rail (cubby)

2 of 286 x 400mm - top / bottom (towers)

10 of 254 x 400mm - shelf (towers)

2 of 400 x 592mm - top / bottom (cubby)

1 of 400 x 560mm - shelf (cubby)

1 of 100 x 1830mm - ledger

Pine dowel or aluminium closet rod, cut to fit

Brackets for pine dowel or closet rod.

32mm coarse-thread pockethole screws [65]

3,5 or 4 x 30mm smooth shank screws [8]

Shelf pins [44]

Fischer SX6 wall plugs and screws [12]

TOOLS:

Drill / Driver plus assorted bits

Kreg Pockethole Jig

Spirit level

Tape measure and pencil

Assemble the Towers

Before assembly, create adjustable shelves for your towers by drilling holes for shelf pins.

Drill pocketholes at both ends of the sides (towers) to secure the top and bottom pieces.

Drill pocketholes and attach the rails (towers) as shown above using coarse-thread pockethole screws.

Assemble the Cubby

Before assembly, create an adjustable shelf for your cubby by drilling holes for shelf pins.

Drill pocketholes at both ends of the sides (cubby) to secure the top and bottom pieces.

Drill pocketholes and attach the rail (cubby) as shown above using coarse-thread pockethole screws.

 

Finish the Closet sections

Sand the individual sections and paint these if using SupaWood. The best method of painting is to use a spray painting system, such as the Bosch PFS 2000, or similar. Allow sufficient drying time.

Install the Closet sections

Paint the Ledger beforehand and then attach to the wall using wall plugs and screws, with the top edge 300mm above the floor. Make sure it perfectly level. The Ledger acts as a guide and support for mounting the individual Closet sections.

Have someone on hand help you position the first Tower in the Ledger and make sure it’s plumb (straight up and down) before driling [2] holes through the rail at the top to mark the wall. Put the Tower aside to drill the holes for wall plugs and then secure the tower to the wall. Add the cubby next using the same method, and then the other tower.

Finally, drive a [4] 30mm screws through both Cubby sides into the Tower sides to tie the structure together.

Finish by mounting the hanging rails and adding shelf pins and shelves.

 

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