Assembling the Closet Boxes

After cutting some of the lumber over the last few weekends we made some real headway on the master closet.

Top and bottom are screwed to the sides.

Charlie and my friend pocket screwed the tall towers together.

The back side was painted with primer and the “right” side got a coat of primer and a coat of paint.

While they were assembling the boxes I painted luan to use as back panels.

The assembled tower.

We laid the box on the closet floor. Charlie cut a piece of luan the exact measurement of the box opening.

We starting nailing the backing on with the frame lying on the floor then set it upright to finish, one of us pushing from the inside while the other one used a pneumatic brad gun.

My friend and I tacked a luan backing onto the frame.  We forced the frame into square in order to get the back to fit correctly.  This backing stabilized the closet tower.

View from inside the closet.

We set the towers side by side on the 2″ by 6″ base.

We made 2 towers and a short section topped with a stock cabinet left over from the kitchen renovation.

The section near the window will be custom sized to fill in the area exactly.

Eventually these units will be connected together.

Next action: Charlie’s side.

Do you work on multi-step projects?


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 “Assembling the Closet Boxes”

    1. I know, Barbara. Once we started putting it together everything got much more exciting and satisfying. The first box had a big learning curve then we started to roll. Jo

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