Twofold Plans

I’m making plans for this weekend that will both make progress on the master closet and clear the clutter on the first floor.

Four sheets of luan and one sheet of 3/4-plywood are still hemming up things in the conservatory.

First Task:  Paint, cut to size, and apply luan back-panels on all built boxes.

All boxes need a luan backing for stability. (The middle box shown here is the only one backed in the photo.)
  • Panel two 32″ by 78″ boxes
  • Panel two 36″ tall boxes 24″and 21″ wide
The section on the far right of the photo needs to be custom fit. The facing cubical will be slightly larger than this side.

Second Task: Build last two vertical boxes which need to be custom fit to the space.  The sides are cut and painted so cut, drill, and attach the tops and bottoms. Apply back panels.

The narrow area behind the doors left and right will be shoe towers.

Third Task: Put 2″ by 6″ base in shoe storage area. Cut sides to 8′ less 5.5″ height.  Cut, drill, and attach tops and bottoms. Apply back panels.

The 1-foot tall space above the tall towers will be a long narrow area for items such as porch cushions and suitcases.

Fourth Task:  Built 2 top sections the width of 3 towers. Make final section.

Two by sixes in the dining room have already been removed and put to use in the closet. One room down, two to go.

This is a seriously long list for this weekend but if it is finished all the lumber will be out of the living room, dining room, and conservatory.

Tonight we’re going to hear Theodore Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ so our work will not begin until tomorrow morning.

Plans for the weekend?


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.

6 thoughts on “Twofold Plans”

  1. Getting the backing on the boxes will go a long way to clearing out your closet supplies. Good luck! I have serious closet envy.

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