How long can closet rods function without being supported by something?
A custom-length closet rod is available in lengths up to 96 inches. For beams that are longer than 48 inches, a centre support is necessary. If the closet rod will be carrying very heavy items of clothing, additional supports are highly advised (i.e. winter coats, heavy weight suits, etc.).
What is the typical height of a shelf?
Shelf Design Recommendations If you have a bookshelf, the tallest shelf should be as high as a normal-sized person can easily reach – around 72 to 78 inches high. For shelf access from a sitting posture, the tallest shelf should not be more than 60 inches from the floor.
How high do you want your shelves to be?
4 to 5 feet in height
How large does a closet need to be in order to accommodate items hung on both sides?
A closet must be 6 feet wide in order to accommodate hanging portions on both side walls; a closet that is any smaller would not have the necessary 2 feet of free space between the two hanging sections.
How thick should the shelves in your closet be?
When building shelves, the very minimum thickness required is 1/2 inch, but if you want to fill them with heavier things, 3/4-inch plywood is recommended.
What is the distance between the closet rod and the shelf?
If this is the case, install the closet rod below the shelf, ensuring that there is a minimum of two inches between the bottom of the shelf and the top of the rod before closing the door. If this clearance is not provided, the area between the shelf and the rod will be too small to accommodate hangers. If possible, use a closet rod with a depth of at least 12 inches.
What is the best way to strengthen a closet rod?
Insert a solid dowel rod into a hollow closet rod using a pliers. Measure the inner diameter of the closet rod and purchase a dowel rod with a diameter that is somewhat smaller than the original. Using a hacksaw, cut it to the desired length. Push the dowel all the way through until the dowel completely fills the hollow cavity.
What is the best way to double my closet space?
Steps Make two hangers at the same time. Using the tab from a Coke can, you may quickly multiply the number of hangers you have. When working with bare walls, use shelf brackets that are upside down. Invest in an over-the-door rack to keep your things organised. Keep a set of drawers made of plastic or wood in your closet for storage. Install two rods for clothing that will be hung for a short time.