Finishing Up on the Closet Boxes

When last we left the progress on the closet most of the boxes/towers were finished except the ones on the very top.

We made 2 towers and a sort section tops with a stock cabinet left over from the kitchen renovation.
The closet is built floor to ceiling.

Yesterday we built the remaining boxes and installed them in the gap on the top of the towers.

The final box on the left side of the closet slid in with a snug fit.

Like the other boxes they are made from 3/4-inch plywood, 21 inches deep, and backed with luan.

The long box on the right-hand side of the closet was more difficult to install due to the attic access on the ceiling.

We made long skinny boxes which sit on top of the tall towers.

The right-hand side of the closet is finished.

At the end of the run we made shorter cabinets that coincide with the towers near the window on each side.

The closet space before we started to outfit it.
Next step: Trim!

The closet is now usable but still needs finishing:

  • Connect the boxes together.
  • Trim the baseboard around the room.
  • Trim the window and inside of the door.
  • Make face frames for the boxes.
  • Add drawers to the area under the closed cabinet.
  • Hang curtains.
  • Stain the doors.
  • Touch up the paint.

Do your projects seem to go on forever?



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.

2 thoughts on “Finishing Up on the Closet Boxes”

  1. Oh yes, nothing ever seems “done”. Or if it does, it only takes a few days for chaos to enter once more through the back door. Your closet is really coming along, though.

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