More Closet: This is Getting Old

Today we’re going to make a final push to build the master closet starting with the shoe tower.

A bridal shower with a South of the Border theme is planned for early in May.

After that we’re taking 2 weekends off to party.

Closet poles really bring the purpose of the closet to life.

We’ve begun to add hanging poles to each closet section.

The shelf has been drawn in for now with the help of a computer program.

We started with the section near the window which will get a shelf above the pole for additional storage.

Spacing of the brackets is crucial.

To hang the pole I allowed 3″ from the top of the pole to the bottom of the future shelf.  There needs to be enough clearance to actually put a hanger on the pole.  I also allowed 12 inches from the back of the closet so that clothing could hang without be smashed against the rear wall.

Closet pole bracket

After marking a + on the spot I eyeballed the solid round holder over the +.  On the opposite wall I did the same thing only marking the bottom screw hole.  Then I matched the bottom screw hole on the open-ended bracket and marked the rest of the holes.

Closet pole bracket

I drilled the designated markings and screwed the brackets into place.

Clamp the pipe cutter then spin it round and round until the pipe comes apart.

Meanwhile my friend used a pipe cutter to shorten the 6-foot long steel pole to the designated length which I had marked with a Sharpie.

The first section of the closet will have a top and bottom bar for shirts, jackets, skirts, etc. approximately 36 inches apart.

Each tower gets a different configuration of poles with a consistent 12-inch measurement from the back of the closet.

I have lots of items for the hanging bars.

It won’t be long now until clothing can be hung in the closet.

Do you have a favorite style of hanger?


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 “More Closet: This is Getting Old”

  1. You are getting there. I use those thin, kind of velvety hangers that you see everywhere now in different colors. They take up a lot less room than the plastic ones. I hope you make your completion goal this weekend.

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