Closet tower from scraps!

Submitted by arkep on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 17:41

I needed some organization in my small closet, which originally only had one rod and one shelf. This is what resulted, and I made it from scraps from other projects, which is why the closet rods are mismatched...they'll be covered up with clothes hangers soon anyway. I had to buy the drawer slides and one more set of closet rod holders. I had some copper pipe straps and decided to use them as pulls on the drawers. I plan to make some crates out of cedar fence pickets to fit the shelves.

I just got the Kreg Micro Jig and used it on the drawers, which were made out of 1/2" plywood. I prefer to make drawers by using the table saw to create overlap rabbets and then use the nail gun to put them together, but it was 15 degrees outside today so I opted for the micro drill. It went pretty well...definitely caused less splitting in the 1/2" plywood than the regular kreg jig.

Estimated Cost
$40...I already had the plywood and closet rods
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Polycrylic in Satin finish
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:34

I just wanted to give you props on your organizer! It's so cool! I love the drawers and are those casters on the bottom? I looked at yours before I did mine and your comments helped!Thanks for posting this!


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:43

I love projects made from scraps - yours is awesome! You did a great job on all those drawers, and the idea to use the copper pipe straps as drawer pulls is so creative!

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