DIY Closet Organizer for a Builder Basic Closet

What is superior than a useful and organized closet? Practically nothing!  Arrive see how to create a custom made Do-it-yourself closet organizer all from scratch! 

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 DIY Closet Organizer

by Sabrina from Pink Minor Notebook

Ever speculate why you come to feel like you have a closet full of clothing, but practically nothing to wear? This has been my problem considering that relocating into our household, four decades in the past!

I’m Sabrina from the Do-it-yourself and household advancement site, Pink Minor Notebook and welcome to my cluttered mess of a closet.

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No issue how many occasions I try out to tidy up, get rid of clothing, or obtain really hanger, it doesn’t choose extended prior to I’m entirely fed up with my stroll-in closet. I have constantly dreamed about re-undertaking my closet that would benefit from my tiny place but there were being constantly so many challenges. I didn’t know where by to start.

Right after dwelling with this place for many decades, I resolved to leap appropriate in. I actually ripped down my closet prior to I had a approach, you can see all the at the rear of the scenes appropriate in this article. I knew this would give me the push to just go for it and I’m so glad I did.


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We constructed our Do-it-yourself closet organizer entirely from scratch.

Here’s how I did it.

Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Move 1: Attract up a approach

Be confident to choose into account depth of hangers for hanging areas and distinctive circumstances like home windows, heating/ac vents, electrical retailers, doors, and so forth.

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Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Move 2: Commence creating boxes at the back of your closet

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Using 1/2” concluded plywood for this challenge (I uncover it significantly simpler to cope with than MDF), we started with the back wall as our beginning point. This area is intended for extended garments and seasonal jackets. It is also the only position that has a 20” depth. Hangers need to be able to sit entirely inside of the modular device as the appropriate corner will be a coated area. The relaxation of the constructed-ins have a 15”
depth, which is the max we can go in the place (for the reason that of our outsized window).

To generate the Do-it-yourself closet organizer, we essentially developed “boxes.” We employed two panels on possibly side which were being secured to the horizontal cleats running across the back wall. Please notice, the cleats need to be screwed into the wall joist (stud) to keep the weight.

Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Move three: Go ahead one particular box at a time

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The higher than picture demonstrates the Do-it-yourself closet organizer area produced for our double hanging rods. We secured the two new vertical panels versus the current panel and base (marked as #1 in the higher than picture). Then we set the horizontal cleats running across the back wall, one particular at the base (we taken out the baseboards) and one particular just underneath the ceiling (see #2). Again, make confident the cleats are secured into the joist. The middle cleat is added to generate a shelf, we use it as assist considering that it is there but not necessary if not.

To generate the box form, you’ll want to seize your other vertical panel (#three) and position it versus the cleats on the opposite side where by you will fasten them with each other. To finish off the box, seize yet another two horizontal cleats and attach it to the front side of the major and bottom (mimicking the back wall).

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At this point in creating your custom made Do-it-yourself closet organizer, the composition will come to feel form of flimsy. Having said that, as you transfer together and continue on connecting each and every “box” you will see how durable almost everything gets.

Considering that we had a few challenges in our place like the window and vent. I had to adjust the style and design to compensate for it. Considering that we had no decision but to create in front of the window, we remaining a 4” gap from the window to the start of the vertical panel. This makes it possible for us to set in drapes appropriate at the rear of the composition camouflaging where by the window starts and finishes.

As for the vent, we simply just extended the duct function up which will vent out from the major of the platform.


Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Move 5: Insert edging to the shelf faces

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At the time our framing was up, we added the edging. Using our plywood sheets, we minimize almost everything to dimension and fastened it with a nail gun.

Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Move six: Fill holes, shellac and paint

Up coming came the painting. Right 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 nice easy finish.

At the time the primer dried, I gave it a mild sanding and used my finishing coats of white paint to the total Do-it-yourself closet organizer.

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Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Move seven: Insert components

The gold hanging rods were being a perfect finishing contact. To stay away from sagging in the middle, assist brackets should really be employed if your rods are 40” or longer . I only had one particular rod about 40” but I nevertheless set assist brackets everywhere—I’m creating this closet to stand the take a look at of time!< /p>

Matching identical hangers increase to the cohesiveness of the place, but are surely optional!

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I simply cannot even notify you how this Do-it-yourself closet organizer has transformed my everyday daily life. My most significant hope is that now you can generate an organized and useful closet that presents you daily life!


Thanks for sharing your stunning closet with us, Sabrina!

Sabrina has a wonderful knack for using a tiny, standard place and creating it both lovely and on-trend with just the appropriate glamorous accents — be confident to see her other visitor options where by she shared  her remarkable tiny toilet renovation with Do-it-yourself vainness, and her tiled fire makeover that gorgeously solutions the problem of “what should really I do with the large mirror higher than the fire?!” furthermore a lot more of her lovely jobs about at Pink Minor Notebook. (I have been crushing on her stunning household business office for Yrs considering that she posted it! 🙂

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We’ve been functioning on the closets in this article in our household as nicely:

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Initially published 02.20.2019 // Updated 04.20.2020

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