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How to Install Shelves and Clothing Rods

Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to make a divided storage space by installing shelves and clothing rods.

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Step 1: Cut the Boards

Measure 70" up from the floor for the shelves. Scribe a line at the measurement to indicate the placement of a support cleat, and cut a 1 x 4 to length on the miter saw.

measure and cut board

Step 2: Install the Cleats

Position a cleat and attach it with the help of a trim nailer. Repeat the process until all the cleats are installed.

install the cleats

Step 3: Place the Shelves

Measure the inside of each stall to obtain the width of each shelf. Cut a standard 1 x 12 to size with a circular saw, and slide the shelves into place. Anchor the shelves to the cleats to secure it.

anchor shelves to cleats

Step 4: Install the Brackets

To determine the location of the clothing rod, measure down from the shelf and mark the position of the rod brackets. Install the brackets with a single screw on each.

install brackets for clothing rods

Step 5: Place the Rods

Measure between the cleats for the length of the rod, and use a reciprocating saw to cut the rod to the appropriate length. Drop the rod into place to complete the stalls.

cut rod to appropriate length