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How to Build a Closet

Here's how to add a closet to any room for more storage space.

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  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Moderate to Hard


Step 1: Build a Frame

Measure the area and build a frame with 2x4s on the ground from your measurements, setting the studs at 16" on center and securing with a framing gun.

Step 2: Install and Secure the Frame

Lift the frame into place, check level and plumb.

Secure the frame to the ceiling rafters and floor joists with a framing gun.

Step 3: Drywall the Closet

Drywall the closet, then mud, tape and paint.

Step 4: Install Closet Bars

Install the closet bars, along with any shelves and drawers you may want according to your closet design. Finish with closet doors.

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