BLACK & DECKER Build Your Own Custom Closet: Designing, Building and Installing Custom Closet Systems [NOOK Book]

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There's almost nothing in the modern home that can delight us more than an intelligently organized, nicely featured closet-a place where things are organized in pleasing geometry, here we can find and retrieve that perfect tie or that just-right sweater, instantly. And there's nothing more disheartening and irritating than that murky closet from the netherworld, where boxes tumble down on our heads whenever the door opens, where the sheer clutter makes it impossible to identify what's inside, much less retrieve ...
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BLACK & DECKER Build Your Own Custom Closet: Designing, Building and Installing Custom Closet Systems

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Overview

There's almost nothing in the modern home that can delight us more than an intelligently organized, nicely featured closet-a place where things are organized in pleasing geometry, here we can find and retrieve that perfect tie or that just-right sweater, instantly. And there's nothing more disheartening and irritating than that murky closet from the netherworld, where boxes tumble down on our heads whenever the door opens, where the sheer clutter makes it impossible to identify what's inside, much less retrieve the item you need. Consumer desperation is why entire companies have sprung up devoted to closet organizing-it's the reason homeowners sometimes spend literally thousands of dollars to have a custom closet organizer designed and installed.

Or, they can buy this book and do it themselves for a fraction of the cost. Today, virtually all the materials and hardware used by custom closet fabricators is available to consumers on the racks of home centers and hardware stores. Build Your Own Custom Closet is the first book to show consumers all the inside tips on designing a custom closet, and how to install it using materials they can buy themselves. This is the book that will lift readers from closet purgatory into the heaven of the well-organized closet-without selling their souls.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Every American family laments its lack of closet space. First-time authors Cole, a professional closet designer, and Myers present some alternatives for squeezing out more storage. They provide smart checklists and design instructions for determining what closet space you need and clearly explain how to take out existing closet shelving and fixtures and make minor repairs. Although the pictures adequately show details and instructions, they generally appear washed out. While not the most glamorous closet-design book, this does cover all the basics quite nicely. Recommended for most collections.


—Karen Ellis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616733346
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing international
  • Publication date: 8/15/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 732,446
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author


Gillett Cole is the owner and sales manager at Twin Cities Closets, and has been designing storage systems for 10 years. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.
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Table of Contents


Considering Closets     5
Inspiration     6
Planning     15
Closet Overview     16
Materials     17
Trim & Molding     18
Accessories     19
Tools, Hardware & Fasteners     20
Standard Hardware & Fasteners     21
Specialty Hardware & Fasteners     22
Wire Shelving Hardware & Fasteners     22
Survey the Closet Space     24
Identify Obstructions     26
Choose a Closet System     27
Design     29
Take Inventory     30
Graph Your Custom Design     32
Determine Materials Needed & Cut Lists     33
Sample Designs     34
Basics     37
Tearing Out Old Closet Material     38
Adding Shelves     44
Installing Corner Units     50
Connector Top Shelf     51
Corner Shelf Units     55
Outside Corner Units     62
Installing Wire Shelving     64
Installing a Basic Closet Organizer     68
Installing a Basic Shelving Organizer     70
Custom Installations     73
Installing a Wall-hungUnit     74
Installing a Floor-based Unit     82
Installing a Built-in Organizer     88
New Closets     92
Building a Walk-in Closet     92
Building a Reach-in Closet     97
Adding Accessories     103
Rods     104
Shoe Cubby     106
Tie & Belt Rack     109
Drawers     111
Cabinet Doors     113
Without Face Frames     113
Overlay with Face Frames     114
Closet Doors     115
Prehung Doors     117
French Doors     120
Pocket Doors     123
Bifold Doors     126
Ventilation Systems     128
Baskets     129
Vertical Spacers     130
Closet Island     132
Drawer Components     137
Resources     140
Credits     140
Metric Conversions     141
Index     142
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