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Walk-in closet

Hand-drawn floor plan of the walk-in closet

Hand-drawn floor plan of the walk-in closet. The overall dimensions are 10′ x 12′ x 10′.

I designed and built, with some helping hands, a walk-in closet of size 10ft x 12ft x 10ft (L x W x H). One of my many sketch drawings is shown in the picture. The sketches proved useful when we purchased lumber and during construction. We asked the hardware store staff to cut standard 4′ x 8′ plywood into 20″ and 16″ by 8ft sections for ease-of-handling as shown in the picture below.

A truck-load of lumber consisting of pre-cut plywood and 2"x4".

A truck-load of lumber consisting of pre-cut plywood and 2″ x 4″ x 8′ pieces.

At home, we cut the sections to final dimensions and then assembled closet in place. The first step was to set the foundation using 2″ x 4″s. The additional steps included:

  • preparing pocket holes using Kreg templates
  • proper labeling of components
  • planning and re-planning … next steps
  • monitoring and correcting the structure’s
    • squareness
    • structural rigidity
    • fitness/tolerances of sub-assemblies
  • trips to hardware stores
Picture one of four sections of the closet. Size of this section is 9ft x 8ft (LxH)

Picture of one of four sections of the walk-in closet. Size of this section is 9ft x 8ft (LxH), i.e., excluding a 2ft tall compartment (not shown) that fits at the top.

Picture of side two of four of walk-in closet

Picture of side two of four of walk-in closet

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