DIY Closet Organizer for a Builder Basic Closet

What is improved than a practical and organized closet? Very little!  Come see how to make a custom made Diy closet organizer all from scratch! 

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 DIY Closet Organizer

by Sabrina from Pink Minimal Notebook

Ever question why you feel like you have a closet complete of clothing, but almost nothing to wear? This has been my predicament considering the fact that transferring into our property, four years in the past!

I’m Sabrina from the Diy and property enhancement weblog, Pink Minimal Notebook and welcome to my cluttered mess of a closet.

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No make any difference how numerous periods I attempt to tidy up, get rid of clothing, or purchase quite hanger, it doesn’t acquire very long before I’m wholly fed up with my wander-in closet. I have always dreamed about re-executing my closet that would benefit from my tiny space but there had been always so numerous difficulties. I did not know where by to start out.

Soon after residing with this space for numerous years, I decided to soar proper in. I really ripped down my closet before I had a prepare, you can see all the guiding the scenes proper right here. I knew this would give me the drive to just go for it and I’m so glad I did.


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We built our Diy closet organizer wholly from scratch.

Here’s how I did it.

Diy Closet Organizer, Step one: Attract up a prepare

Be positive to acquire into account depth of hangers for hanging areas and unique instances like home windows, heating/ac vents, electrical stores, doorways, and so forth.

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Diy Closet Organizer, Step 2: Get started constructing bins at the back again of your closet

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Utilizing one/2” finished plywood for this challenge (I locate it a great deal easier to handle than MDF), we commenced with the back again wall as our starting level. This segment is built for very long garments and seasonal jackets. It’s also the only spot that has a 20” depth. Hangers want to be equipped to sit wholly inside the modular unit as the proper corner will be a covered segment. The relaxation of the built-ins have a 15” depth, which is the max we can go in the space (because of our oversized window).

To generate the Diy closet organizer, we fundamentally produced “boxes.” We employed two panels on possibly side which had been secured to the horizontal cleats running across the back again wall. Make sure you take note, the cleats want to be screwed into the wall joist (stud) to maintain the pounds.

Diy Closet Organizer, Step three: Transfer forward one particular box at a time

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The over image exhibits the Diy closet organizer segment designed for our double hanging rods. We secured the two new vertical panels towards the present panel and base (marked as #one in the over picture). Then we set the horizontal cleats running across the back again wall, one particular at the base (we removed the baseboards) and one particular just below the ceiling (see #2). Once again, make positive the cleats are secured into the joist. The center cleat is additional to generate a shelf, we use it as support considering the fact that it is there but not required or else.

To generate the box condition, you will want to get your other vertical panel (#three) and spot it towards the cleats on the reverse side where by you will fasten them jointly. To finish off the box, get an additional two horizontal cleats and attach it to the front side of the top and base (mimicking the back again wall).

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At this level in constructing your custom made Diy closet organizer, the framework will feel variety of flimsy. On the other hand, as you go together and proceed connecting just about every “box” you will see how sturdy everything gets to be.

Considering the fact that we had a several difficulties in our space like the window and vent. I had to regulate the design to compensate for it. Considering the fact that we had no alternative but to make in front of the window, we still left a 4” hole from the window to the start out of the vertical panel. This lets us to set in drapes proper guiding the framework camouflaging where by the window begins and ends.

As for the vent, we simply prolonged the duct perform up which will vent out from the top of the platform.


Diy Closet Organizer, Step five: Incorporate edging to the shelf faces

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When our framing was up, we additional the edging. Utilizing our plywood sheets, we slice everything to measurement and mounted it with a nail gun.

Diy Closet Organizer, Step six: Fill holes, shellac and paint

Up coming came the painting. Soon after filling in all the holes, I primed the wooden with a shellac primer. This fills in all the wooden grains and presents the wooden a awesome smooth finish.

When the primer dried, I gave it a light-weight sanding and utilized my finishing coats of white paint to the entire Diy closet organizer.

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Diy Closet Organizer, Step seven: Incorporate components

The gold hanging rods had been a best finishing touch. To keep away from sagging in the center, support brackets should be employed if your rods are 40” or lengthier . I only had one particular rod in excess of 40” but I even now set support brackets everywhere—I’m constructing this closet to stand the take a look at of time!

Matching equivalent hangers increase to the cohesiveness of the space, but are unquestionably optional!

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I cannot even explain to you how this Diy closet organizer has changed my everyday everyday living. My largest hope is that now you can generate an organized and practical closet that presents you everyday living!


Thanks for sharing your magnificent closet with us, Sabrina!

Sabrina has a terrific knack for taking a tiny, primary space and creating it equally wonderful and on-trend with just the proper glamorous accents — be positive to see her other guest characteristics where by she shared  her dramatic tiny lavatory renovation with Diy vainness, and her tiled fireplace makeover that gorgeously solutions the query of “what should I do with the large mirror over the fireplace?!” as well as a lot more of her wonderful tasks in excess of at Pink Minimal Notebook. (I have been crushing on her magnificent property business for Many years considering the fact that she posted it! 🙂

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We have been working on the closets right here in our property as perfectly:

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At first published 02.twenty.2019 // Updated 04.twenty.2020

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