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I started this closet back in January but my work schedule kept interfering with it's completion. It's made from birch veneer particle core and stained with Varathane brand Red Chestnut and 2 coats of Minwax satin poly. The whole thing is held together with dowels. The drawer boxes are made from melamine coated MDF. I need to make a few more shelves for shoes but other then that I am really pleased with the way it turned out.

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you get the Canuck cool canadian award for closets!! Very nifty..Neat build!
 

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That is really cool - love how you added pics of contruction and use. So many people don't! I live in a very tiny space, and you've given me some great thoughts on how to adapt a bedroom wall with a unit like this!
 

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Great job on your closet. Looks real nice! Very functional I'm sure.
 

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Me and the wife were looking at your pics a few days ago because I'll be replacing the wire shelving with something like this. Rather than recessed drawers, I'll be using drawers with overlapping drawer fronts for ease.

One question, are the drawers using side-mounted drawer slides? If so, does it need a piece of wood between each drawer? I only ask because I'm trying to cut some cost.
 

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Beautifully done !!!

It's nice/amazing when …. the finished product actually DOES look a LOT like the original plan :)

Great job !
 

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Thanks all for your kind comments! Much appreciated.

Paulo The first closet I made had over lapping drawers - they are MUCH easier then inset drawers. I put the dust covers (boards between the drawers) between the drawers mostly because the unit has adjustable shelves and is held together with dowels only so they are integral to the structure. If you used a solid shelf at the top, middle and bottom of the unit I think that would be sufficient to hold it together. I do use side mounted drawer slides, so they have nothing to do with the dust covers. But the dust covers do make aligning the drawer slides easier.

NBeener - Google SketchUp is GREAT! Drawing up the plan in SketchUp makes it easy to transfer the measurements to a program called Cutlist which maps out all the sheet ply cutting to allow for minimum waste. By using these two programs I get a perfect fit and I don't have to do all the crazy math! :)
 
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