Sunday, May 6, 2012

Diy Lessons-Cut Molding-Make Closet Organizer

If you want to add instant value to your home, install molding and double your closet storage. There is nothing more appealing then beautiful crown molding and trim molding around windows and doorways.

Molding can turn an average looking room into one that stands out. They add instant value to any home.

If you are trying to sell a home in this real estate market install moldings in your home. Make your home stand out from all the rest.

With basic woodworking skills and a few tools, you can make a closet organizer.

Would you believe with a single sheet of plywood, a clothes pole and a few feet of 1x3 lumber you can double your 5-foot closet storage space.

To buy a custom-made closet organizer can cost hundreds of dollars. However, with these materials you can make you own and save over 70% of the cost.

Listed below is everything you need for your closet organizer

Hammer Finish nails (6d and 8d) 1x3 lumber One 4x8 foot sheet of -inch thick plywood Tape measure Framing square Circular saw Clothes pole Six clothes pole brackets screwdriver Paint or wood stain

One single sheet of plywood yields two 11 7/8 inch-wide sides (A), two long 11 7/8 inch wide shelves (B), and six 11 7/8 inch square shelves.

You can see what just a few tools and very little material you are able to make an organizer for a closet that will give you 2 long shelves across the top of the closet and 6 small shelves down the middle with room for hanging clothes on both sides. You can use one closet pool for long clothes and 2 on the other side for shorter clothes.

This is a great woodworking DIY weekend project.

If you ever wanted to dress up a room in your house for a small investment and a huge wow factor is to add molding.

You can add crown molding to your ceiling, which makes any room look like a million dollars.

Another nice touch is to enlarge you baseboard molding. Many people have hardwood floors or tile floors and a larger baseboard gives your room an elegant look.

I think that is why so many of us a drawn to older homes. They always have beautiful moldings around windows and doorways, even archways.

At first, it can sound daunting to even try to do a molding project. However, with the right tools and a little practice you will be able to put molding up in your home.

Listed below are the tools you need

sharp pencil measuring tape router with edging bits miter box coping saw wood molding finish nails nail set

If you have a sharp pencil and sharp saw in a quality miter box, you are ahead of the game. Those are the most important tools because molding is all about tight fitting joints.

If at this time, you cannot buy a quality miter box or power miter saw, try renting first.

Here are some basic instructions for installing trim and moldings. With a little practice, you can start and combine different molding to your taste.

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