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How to Demolish a Bedroom Closet

This project demonstrates how to demolish a bedroom closet.

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  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Hammer the Wall

First, remove the doors and the clothing bar. Next, hammer holes in the wall's surface between the wall studs. Several large holes will enable you to use your hands to easily pull the plaster surface loose.

hammer holes in wall and remove plaster

Step 2: Remove Beams and Plaster

Next, remove any horizontal support beams from the closet interior before repeating the same technique for removing the plaster walls.

remove beams and plaster

Step 3: Cut Through the Studs

After checking to make sure that the wall studs in the closet interior aren't load-bearing, use a reciprocating saw to quickly cut through the studs. This makes it easier to use a pry bar to pull the studs loose from the top and bottom of the closet.

use reciprocating saw to cut through studs