DIY Closet Organizer for a Builder Basic Closet

Kennith Bogan

What is greater than a purposeful and structured closet? Very little!  Come see how to construct a personalized Do-it-yourself closet organizer all from scratch! 

When you finish your Do-it-yourself closet organizer, go the excess mile with these ideas: How to make bypass closet doorways into sliding barn doorways, How to increase a stacked washer and dryer to a walk-in closet, and How to use molding to update closet doorways.

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 DIY Closet Organizer

by Sabrina from Pink Minimal Notebook

Ever question why you truly feel like you have a closet entire of garments, but absolutely nothing to wear? This has been my circumstance considering the fact that moving into our household, 4 a long time ago!

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

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No matter how many situations I test to tidy up, get rid of garments, or invest in very hanger, it does not acquire very long prior to I’m absolutely fed up with my walk-in closet. I’ve generally dreamed about re-performing my closet that would benefit from my smaller area but there ended up generally so many worries. I didn’t know where to start out.

Following dwelling with this area for many a long time, I determined to bounce right in. I truly ripped down my closet prior to I experienced a prepare, you can see all the at the rear of the scenes right in this article. I realized this would give me the drive to just go for it and I’m so happy I did.


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We designed our Do-it-yourself closet organizer absolutely from scratch.

Here’s how I did it.

Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Phase one: Attract up a prepare

Be positive to acquire into account depth of hangers for hanging areas and specific situation like windows, heating/ac vents, electrical retailers, doorways, and so forth.

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Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Phase two: Start out setting up containers at the again of your closet

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Employing one/2” completed plywood for this task (I come across it significantly less difficult to cope with than MDF), we started with the again wall as our setting up level. This section is developed for very long garments and seasonal jackets. It’s also the only location that has a 20” depth. Hangers have to have to be ready to sit absolutely inside the modular device as the right corner will be a included section. The relaxation of the designed-ins have a 15” depth, which is the max we can go in the area (due to the fact of our oversized window).

To generate the Do-it-yourself closet organizer, we generally produced “boxes.” We applied two panels on both side which ended up secured to the horizontal cleats running throughout the again wall. You should notice, the cleats have to have to be screwed into the wall joist (stud) to maintain the pounds.

Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Phase three: Shift ahead 1 box at a time

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The previously mentioned picture displays the Do-it-yourself closet organizer section designed for our double hanging rods. We secured the two new vertical panels from the present panel and foundation (marked as #one in the previously mentioned graphic). Then we set the horizontal cleats running throughout the again wall, 1 at the foundation (we eradicated the baseboards) and 1 just beneath the ceiling (see #two). Once more, make positive the cleats are secured into the joist. The middle cleat is additional to generate a shelf, we use it as assistance considering the fact that it’s there but not wanted otherwise.

To generate the box condition, you are going to want to seize your other vertical panel (#three) and location it from the cleats on the opposite side where you will fasten them with each other. To finish off the box, seize yet another two horizontal cleats and connect it to the entrance side of the prime and base (mimicking the again wall).

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At this level in setting up your personalized Do-it-yourself closet organizer, the construction will truly feel sort of flimsy. Having said that, as you move alongside and keep on connecting just about every “box” you will see how sturdy anything becomes.

Because we experienced a handful of worries in our area like the window and vent. I experienced to modify the structure to compensate for it. Because we experienced no choice but to construct in entrance of the window, we remaining a 4” gap from the window to the start out of the vertical panel. This will allow us to set in drapes right at the rear of the construction camouflaging where the window commences and ends.

As for the vent, we just extended the duct work up which will vent out from the prime of the platform.


Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Phase five: Add edging to the shelf faces

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Once our framing was up, we additional the edging. Employing our plywood sheets, we slash anything to measurement and mounted it with a nail gun.

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

Following came the painting. Following filling in all the holes, I primed the wooden with a shellac primer. This fills in all the wooden grains and gives the wooden a nice sleek finish.

Once the primer dried, I gave it a light sanding and applied my ending coats of white paint to the complete Do-it-yourself closet organizer.

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Do-it-yourself Closet Organizer, Phase seven: Add components

The gold hanging rods ended up a excellent ending touch. To stay away from sagging in the middle, assistance brackets must be applied if your rods are 40” or extended . I only experienced 1 rod about 40” but I nonetheless set assistance brackets everywhere—I’m setting up this closet to stand the test of time!

Matching identical hangers increase to the cohesiveness of the area, but are undoubtedly optional!

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I can not even convey to you how this Do-it-yourself closet organizer has transformed my each day life. My most important hope is that now you can generate an structured and purposeful closet that gives you life!


Thanks for sharing your stunning closet with us, Sabrina!

Sabrina has a wonderful knack for using a smaller, primary area and earning it both of those stunning and on-trend with just the right glamorous accents — be positive to see her other visitor attributes where she shared  her remarkable smaller rest room renovation with Do-it-yourself vanity, and her tiled fireplace makeover that gorgeously responses the concern of “what must I do with the substantial mirror previously mentioned the fireplace?!” as well as much more of her stunning assignments about at Pink Minimal Notebook. (I’ve been crushing on her stunning household business for Several years considering the fact that she posted it! 🙂

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We’ve been operating on the closets in this article in our household as well:

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Initially released 02.twenty.2019 // Updated 04.twenty.2020

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