Master Closet Lumber Order

I finally bit the bullet and called the lumber yard for our closet lumber. It’s being delivered today.

The Wilson Lumber truck has been to our house before.

The amounts are:

  • 13 sheets of 3/4″ by 4′ x 8′ AC pine plywood
  •  6 sheets of 1/4″ by 4′ x 8′ luan
  •  6 pieces of 2″ x 6″ x 10′ pine

The lumber costs $694. I made a cut list of sorts and am hoping I figured everything our correctly.

A whole sheet of 3/4 plywood is too heavy for me to handle alone.

I had a choice of MDF or plywood and chose the wood for these reasons:

  • Wood joins together more securely with pocket screws than MDF.
  • Wood is not as dusty to cut.
  • Wood is lighter.
Original design.
The new plan.

The updated design features fewer but larger sections.

I have a small compressor and 2 nailer guns.

Other supplies:

  • Foam roller

    I generally use a foam roller on furniture projects because it seems to generate thinner coats of paint.
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Brads for the pneumatic nailer
  • Pocket screws and jig

    I’m planning to use the Kreg pocketscrew jig on this project.

We have everything on hand except the foam rollers and brads which I will purchase tomorrow.

Are you building something?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “Master Closet Lumber Order”

    1. Hoping to start first thing Saturday morning. Having a closet will clear up most of the clutter that plagues our second floor. Jo

  1. Nice! I like the new plan. 4 columns instead of 5? Your design looks like it will allow for additional shelving at any time in the future? That would be cool. Mix and match shelving. I am currently building 3 boxes for our in-wall AC’s. They will have doors and make the ugly things look much more civilized.

    1. I like the idea of disguised air conditioners. As for the closet — versatility is key. I widened the 24″ inch wide spaces to 32″. It will save lumber and building and give us space for wider items.

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