I'm looking to design and build a unit along the wall of a walk-in closet,
the usual clothes hanging bars with a few shelves, etc.
I want to just draw this up first so I can think out what I want.
I'm trying to find the dimensions that are commonly used for when you have
tow clothes bars one over the other, and that sort of thing.
I could just measure off some of my stuff, I suppose, but I thought like
everything else that's built, there would be some commonly used design
I would have thought that would be standard stuff on the DIY websites, but
I've looked through dozens of them, and apparently that info is an intensely
Anyone know of a source?
Nope. I had this problem a few years ago. I solved it by putting my pants
on a hanger and then measuring the distance from the floor to the hanger.
Then I repeated for one of my shirts. I chose 48 inches for pants and 40
inches for shirts. My wife is shorter. I put her bars at 39 inches. I
installed the bars so they could be adjusted easily. Haven't needed to in
the last twenty years. I like strong bars made using inch and half
electrical conduit with inch and a quarter pipe flanges driven onto the
ends. Don't like the length to go much over 4 feet. Definitely wouldn't go
5 feet. I install them 11 to 12 inches from the back. Generally 2 bars
fills the available space floor to ceiling. I like the left side of the
closet to mirror the right side. I build the kitchen cupboards and vanity.
I also build cupboards for the closet. When the bar length gets to be 4
foot or so I install a floor to ceiling cupboard to fasten the bar to.
Width can be anything from 12 inches and up. Depth is usually 15 to 16
inches. Sometimes I leave them as shelves but mostly I add doors. Usually
the bottom half is made into drawers. When I put in a single bar at 63
inches I put a cupboard over it and extend the cupboards ends down to within
3 feet of the floor so bars can be fastened to it. I put similar panels at
the end walls so I have a strong surface to fasten bars to. I think of them
as dressing rooms. I install mirrors and chairs. I like a center isle of 3
feet. I like to put bars for hanging on one side and cupboards on the other
side. With a good closet the bedroom can be small with little in it other
than the bed and night stands. I like the closet to have a width of 6.5
You do housecalls? :^)
Redoing the (fubar'd by idiot previous owner) closets has been on my 'to
do' list since I bought this place four years ago, but since there is no
SWMBO in the house, it never makes it into the top half of the list.... :^(
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