Friday, July 7, 2017

A Cake-Walk With No Shelf To Spare

Sharpened the old hammer and nails and built a bunch of shelves.

We finally moved out of NH.

Our Maine home has huge closets, but shelving is very limited.

Why 24" between closet shelves? At the left, you see big gaps between shelves.


Where there were three, now there are five!













At the right, I widened the single 10" clothes closet shelf and added a second story.



This other closet's bottom shelf is now over 22 inches deep and the top shelf is 12.
Now a stack of clothes won't teeter and fall to the floor. Big improvement!



Next I'll finish a closet started two years ago. It had been a huge, empty closet meant for a washer and dryer. I moved the back wall inward, creating more space in the kitchen located behind the closet. This freed up space allowed me to install a fireproof wall and a kitchen, wood-cook stove directly behind the new, smaller closet.

Next I plan to enlarge the walk-in closet upstairs. Big bedroom and the closet doesn't have enough... you got it... shelves!

You do what you gotta do.

I'm off to make a building materials list.

That Shelter Institute course my son and I took years ago has really paid off more than once.

After building my Post and Beam home in the 90's, this is a cake-walk.

Any projects in your neck of the woods?

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