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Cabinet to conceal dryer hose -- okay to mount just to floor and ceiling?

first time attempting a built-in of any kind. We have this unattractive space next to our stacked washer/dryer and I'd like to fill it with a built-in cabinet -- drawers on the bottom, shelves up top. ...
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What's the purpose of diagonal braces on the attic's wall

I am trying to make a closet in one of the rooms on the 2nd floor of my house & when I broke the wall, I saw diagonal braces, which made me kind of wonder what the purpose of those would be & ...
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Strategies for supporting a narrow shelf on deeper drilled melamine boards

I have a 23" deep reach-in closet that I want to install shelves on. I wanted to add 16" drilled melamine boards to both sides of it, and then add shelf pins and shelves to it (pretty ad-hoc,...
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Box on top or stretcher when building wardrobe with shelf and single door?

I am wanting to build a wardrobe that has a clothes hanging rail at the standard height and a shelf above. This will be a 3 door, box-carcass design featuring a double width and a single width carcass....
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Is it okay to have exposed framing on one side of a wall?

We are adding a new closet by cannibalizing space from our rather large lower-level storage room / utility space. I am trying to understand if there are any stipulations around drywalling both sides ...
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Closet light off of doorbell junction box

Good morning, Needed a closet light and had a doorbell transformer in the closet so I run a light off of that junction, finding out covering the transformer is not up to code. Problem is exposed 115 ...
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Are the walls of my garage closet load-bearing?

I am planning to remove this garage closet to make more room for our car. From looking at the framing it doesn't appear to be load bearing - which would obviously be very surprising considering it ...
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How to fix a wiggling closet railing?

The upper railing for the closet in my daughters room wiggles. I went up into the attic to see why, and it seems like it's attached predominantly into the drywall ceiling - in some places with anchors,...
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Is it ok to use hardwood ply for cupboard and furnitures

I have been advised by plywood sellers to buy BWP(Boiling water protection) grade plywood from kitchen to cupboard,showcase,TV stand and it's expensive as well. But some people suggested me to use ...
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Is Moisture Resistant plywood good enough for Furnitures

I'm planning to do furnitures for home. I'm confused whether to use MR (Moisture Resistant) plywood( IS 303 standard) or BWP(Boiling Water Proof) plywood ( IS 710 standard) for furnitures. I'm happy ...
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What’s this circle metal on the wall?

I was going to install wire shelves in one of the closets, but this shiny circle thing will cause the shelve to not flush. Anybody knows what it is?
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What's the right pull force for a magnetic door catch?

I want to install magnetic catches on a pair of closet doors. They are 90"x24" each, solid wood. They close easily but nothing is holding them closed and the clothing inside the closet ...
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Ideas for rigging a light switch to a double bifold door?

This has me stumped. There are lots of light switches actuated by closet doors. But I have a closet with a double bifold door (two bifolds that close towards the middle). I can't think of, or find, ...
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Converting closet to sliding closet doors

We have two hall closets side by side with regular outswing doors. We are converting it to one large single closet (knocking wall down that separates them) with two sliding doors. My problem, the new ...
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Two unfinished storage areas at the intersection of sump hole in basement. Partly finish outside that, keep costs down

I want 8 foot (53" clearance from poured wall) and 14 foot (35" clearance from poured wall) storage closets to meet where the sump hole is, covering up some pipes, leaving the space above ...
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Using Patch Panel for CAT6a wiring from attic to closet

We have run CAT6a cable throughout our house and will be placing the network switches in a closet. The wiring will enter the closet from a wall backing to the attic space (we aren't coming down from ...
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Help mounting trimmed hollow bifold doors

I recently bought an older house with 4 closets that have the bi-folding hollow closet doors like those from Jeld-Wen. Upon inspection 2 sets of doors had to be thrown away as the mounting hardware ...
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How do I remove these closet sliding doors

I want to take these closet doors off but I’ve tried everything and they won’t come off. There’s no space to lift it up or angle and take the bottom track out first. i’ve also tried to take out the ...
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What do you call a door-attached bar for hanging belts?

Closet doors, particularly those for the closet section which houses a rail with hangers, often have a sort of a cylindrical bar attached to the inside of the door. A thin bar at a short distance from ...
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Can this closet header be removed? [closed]

I started tearing down a pantry closet. Can I take down the header? I just want to take front wall off. The two sides would remain. Note that the drawing is reversed from what was actually built.
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Closet door too short

I'm looking to install a sliding closet door in my office. The height of my doorway is 100 inches but the only standard sliding door I was able to find was 96 inch. Theres a 1-2 inch adjustment but ...
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Should I replace old drywall in closet before I tape? [closed]

I am in currently in the process of finishing my master closet. Whoever started this project (one of the previous owners as the house is 70 years old) drywalled roughly 2/3rds of the walls/ceiling and ...
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Cleaning up home network wiring closet [closed]

What. Do. I. Do. With. This. All of my network, cable, and phone wires run to this white box. I don't know what this box is called. There's a couple of power outlets at the bottom, within the box. ...
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Locking Sliding Closet Doors

I need to lock my bedroom closet doors. There are two doors that can slide - one door in front, and one door behind. (Bypass doors) There is an overlap in the center of the two of about 2.5 inches ...
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Closet door doesn't close completely from the top side - IKEA closet and hinges

We bought IKEA closets with several hinges of this specific type: You can adjust the screws to shift the closet door horizontally, vertically and the depth towards the closet. With one specific closet ...
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Are these walls around the closet load-bearing?

we just recently purchased a house and wanted to see if I can knock out the walls around the closet to put in built-in shelving. Do you think these are load bearing?
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What is this weird knocking sound in a wooden closet?

A month ago my girlfriend and I moved into a new place, and it has a big closet in the bedroom. Since day 1, we kept hearing knocking noises on the wooden doors, only at night, and it happens every ...
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Low voltage vs. regular lighting for closets: What are the technical and code considerations?

I'm hoping to put some lights in a residential hallway closet, so it's easier to see inside. I am considering running low voltage lighting (eg. these LV pucks), or a small regular-voltage light ...
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Is my closet wall load bearing

I wanted to take this closet out but got nervous when seeing the backed wood. There is a floor above and the basement is below, but no support beams where the closet is. Also the joists run with ...
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Closet HVAC unit was replaced with a bigger unit that sticks out into room and now door cannot be put back on

This unit was replaced in a tiny efficiency apartment and the utility closet sits next to the fridge. The closet HAD a door on it before that tempered the sound of the unit somewhat, and also looked ...
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How do I seal off a small closet so smells there don't escape?

I've got a small pocket closet in a study right next to where I work that is actually a partition of a hall coset in an adjacent building entrance, and therefore not well isolated from it. Recently ...
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Finish plywood for closet organizer

I am building a closet organizer using plywood. I want to put a clear finish over the plywood to protect it. I am going with either Shellac or Water-based Polyurethane to avoid the nasty smell. I ...
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Which to install first...closet doors or carpet?

We are redecorating my son's bedroom. This includes converting the large bi-fold closet doors to sliding doors. We have also pulled up the carpet and are installing new carpet and padding. My question ...
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How to best light up small walk-in closet?

Context I have a couple small walk-in closets in my apartment: they are 1-door-plus-few-centimetres wide (60–75cm) and fairly deep (95cm). The doors open from a hallway without direct natural light. ...
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How can I install closet doors for a very long closet opening?

I have a very long closet opening (about 120" wide and 80" tall) and I'm struggling to find a set of doors for it. Any suggestions for how to add doors to such a long closet opening? All I can find ...
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Need tips, approach, or method(s) to eliminate smell/odor in a closet short of a tear down?

Here's some background: We bought this house in July of 2017. The previous owner left a hall closet full of GNC-style product (it was packed with pills of all kinds). It primarily smells of those ...
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Suggestions on where to relocate a wall register I'm enclosing in a closet? (with labeled floor plan attached). Thank you!

I'm looking for some suggestions on where to relocate the HVAC wall register (shown in red), as I am planning to enclose it in a closet. It comes from 3x7 rectangular duct into the 2x4 wall and rests ...
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How to mount two king-sized bed heads horizontally to a wall to use as an open closet/shelving?

I have two king-sized bed heads leftover from failed customer service experience. I've tried to give them away on Freecycle, to no avail. It seems like a waste (and hassle where I live in London) to ...
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Is it safe to put a microwave in a walk-in closet?

My spouse and I like to sleep with rice bags in the winter, which we microwave to heat up. To avoid having to go back down to the kitchen, we’re considering adding an outlet in our closet and plugging ...
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What am I missing/How do I rehang my closet's bi-fold doors?

The last owner did a lot of home projects, and I've determined that they did a terrible job on just about everything. So keep that in mind here, and I won't be surprised if the answer is "redo ...
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ideas for using a closed stair

This is a 300 years old building split into multiple apartments in the middle of Lisbon. When doing some cleaning (removing some cover tables), what supposed to be a "small" cubicle/closet turns out ...
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Closet door minimums

Is there a code for the minimum width of a closet door? I've always assumed it was 24 inches. Or is it determined by the square footage of the closet?
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How do I identify my closet system (or do I even need to)?

In October I moved into a condo. All the bedrooms had built-in closet systems, but I don't know what brand/vendor. Why does it matter? I have a shelf or two with heavy things, and the shelf rocks back ...
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mini closet - Jack/King stud question

i try to build a really small closet, we have a limit space. I was wondering if i have to put Jack and King stud, and Cripple? what do you think of this plan
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Would insulating a door between my closet and attic help keep the closet warmer? [closed]

In our new home, in the back of our closet the previous home owner had put that flimsy thin wood paneling as a wall in between the back of the closet and where the triangular part of the roof is about ...
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Sliding closet doors with 3 doors has narrowed opening

I have a 83" width closet so I used two 72" closet doors. Basically, it is 3 doors on 2 tracks However it is weird because the opening is way too small: 83-72 = 11" It is because the front two doors ...
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Creative way to fix this bi-fold closet door top pivot hardware?

I've got some circa 1975 bi-fold closet doors with an oblong top slider that pops into the track when the bi-folds are all the way open, and then holds the door in the track once they are opened a bit:...
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Is it a bad idea to drill a hole through this door frame to pass wires?

I want to pass my ethernet, speaker and sub wires into my newly built media/bar cabinet, but I hate having to pass them under the door, so I'd like to drill a hole as shown by the green circle in the ...
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Which is the better first step: rebuilding a basement closet, or insulating the basement walls?

Recently closed on a split-level. The basement was partially finished, with a closed off utility room and a hodge-podge closet (enclosed area in one corner of the basement with a door, separated from ...
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Drawer or shelf slides for 1/2 or 3/4" plywood shelves?

I have a very deep and narrow space that I want to turn into usable space by creating 3/4" thick plywood shelves that can slide out so that the deep spaces can be accessed. The space I am talking ...
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