How to Build Walk-in Closet Storage | This Old House





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Published on Jul 22, 2014

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage system for a walk-in closet. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Build Walk-in Closet Storage:
- ¾-inch birch plywood, for building the cabinet, shelves and dividers
- 13/16-inch-wide iron-on veneer, for adhering to the edges of the plywood top
- ½-inch birch plywood, for the cabinet backs
- fold-down wardrobe lift, used to make clothes more easily accessible5. Clothes rod, for hanging clothes
- slide-out shoe rack and pants rack, for neatly organizing shoes and pants
- assorted drywall screws, for assembling and installing cabinets

Tools for How to Build Walk-in Closet Storage:
- portable circular saw and straightedge guide, used to cut plywood parts to size
- router, used for cutting rabbets and dadoes
- drill/driver, used for drilling holes and driving screws
- jigsaw, used for making haunch cuts in shelves
- random-orbit sander, used for smoothing wood surfaces
- clothes iron, used to adhere iron-on veneer to plywood edges
- clamps, used to hold straightedge guide in place during cutting
- sanding block and 120-grit sandpaper, used for sanding veneer flush

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