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Great job and very inspirational.  One of the people in my house uses an enormous amount of closet space.  This gives me some great ideas.

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24 minutes ago, gee-dub said:

Great job and very inspirational.  One of the people in my house uses an enormous amount of closet space.  This gives me some great ideas.

LOL I was thinking the same thing :) 

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We talked a bit about this after the Lee Nielsen event.  Great result.  I still think you need to go with the pipe organ solution on the drawers.

Seriously, one smallish hole into the bottom and into the center horizontal in each drawer compartment should allow enough air movement to solve the trapped air issues.

Nice job and, as others have stated, inspirational.  Gives me an idea or two.

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2 hours ago, gee-dub said:

One of the people in my house uses an enormous amount of closet space.

Does SHE have a name? :lol:

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Megan wanted me to point out to you guys that i enabled us to downsize from using 3 closets between the 2 of is down to 1.25. We still have our formal wear in another closet solely because the dresses are too long. She would also give me a dirty look if i didn't clarify that I take up probably 40% of the space. So I'm not innocent in consuming a lot of closet space.

The big thing that i attribute to consolidating as much is the ability for the hangers to slide from one end to the other. Not having the stops allows larger clumps while still leaving room to remove items. They do make standard brackets that allow for this if you want to go the easy route.

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12 hours ago, Chestnut said:

 After this was installed she stole a drawer..... At the moment i don't' care cause 3 are completely empty.

Empty drawers never stay that way for long!

Nice work, Drew. Good design, nice materials, and an outstanding job on fit as a "built-in". Those are always the worst.

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Just thought- your project verifies the idea that one cannot have too many clamps. Again, nice project with outstanding wood.

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Great work Drew, i can't say anything beyond what others have said, i only have one question, when do you SLEEP? on my best day 30 years ago i couldn't keep up with you in the wood shop.

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Great idea and execution nut! Are you serious about the mdf being cherry or the cherry being mdf? Didn't know they made such an animal.

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@ChestnutJust have to let you know.  I have come back to this a few times in anticipation of a closet retrofit.  Thanks again for posting it.

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2 minutes ago, gee-dub said:

@ChestnutJust have to let you know.  I have come back to this a few times in anticipation of a closet retrofit.  Thanks again for posting it.

If you need any details just ask. I'll gladly measure and post what ever additional info you need.

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For the piston action, you can shorten the top of back piece to allow air to escape. Eric recommended that to me a few years ago. I have a cabinet with the same issue, though I never got around to doing anything to address it. 

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On 3/18/2019 at 1:14 PM, Chestnut said:

The big thing that i attribute to consolidating as much is the ability for the hangers to slide from one end to the other. Not having the stops allows larger clumps while still leaving room to remove items.

I have those horrible wire closet racks & words cannot describe my hatred of them. They have stops about every 12" & it just kills the usability. Not to mention the ugliness of them.

I have a major master suite reno in the planning stage & can't wait to get rid of those awful things. I am sure that the wood I use won't be a gorgeous as the stuff you've used. Very nice.

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