How to Build a Walk-In Closet Organizer

What You'll Need
Tape measure
Lumber (depending on your layout)
Layout ideas
Stud finder
1 by 4 lumber
Nail gun (if you have access to one)
Closet rods and brackets

Building a walk-in closet organizer isn't as much fun as actually being able to fill your closet back up, however, it is worth every minute you spend building it. A walk-in closet organizer brings more space and, well, organization to your closet. There are several different ways you can organize your closet. Read below the steps on how to build a walk-in closet organizer, and get back to a clutter-free closet.

Step 1 - Browse Through Layouts

There are a million and one layout design ideas out there. You will want to take some time and sit down to find the one you want to have in your closet. This layout will be the foundation for buying your materials, and setting up the whole project. Don't take this step lightly, because this is what will be your end product.

Step 2 - Measure

After you have decided what kind of design you are looking for, it is time to take some measurements of the closet you will be working on. You will need to take measurements of the whole closet in order to get enough lumber and know how many shelves, etc. you will need to have.

Step 3 - Purchase

Now that you have your layout and measurements in hand, it's time to go shopping. Bring those 2 items down to your local lumber yard, and grab the lumber you will need. This will all depend on the layout and measurements. Now, there is different lumber to choose from, and what you choose is a decision based on personal taste.

Step 4 - Find Your Studs

Now it's time to start pointing out your studs. Use a stud finder to find the studs in your closet. Then you will want to use a pencil to mark the studs, and draw a line. This line will be an outline of where you will hang supports that are explained in the next step.

Step 5 - Support

Take a 1 by 4 lumber board, and place it at the line between your stud points. Screw this support into place using your screw gun. This creates a support for the shelves to sit against, so it doesn't pull loose, or create any sort of damage.

Step 6 - Shelves

Grab your saw, and you're shelving measurements. You can now start cutting your shelves according to the measurements you have. After your lumber has been cut to size, you can attach it to the supports using screws. Make sure they are attached well, so there is no chance of pulling loose, or falling.

Step 7 - Rods for Hanging

One of the final touches is taking your rods and brackets and installing them in the desired position. Use a screw to attach the rod cup to the wall. This is what hold the rod into place. Then, simply attach another to the opposite wall, and hang your rod.

Now all that's left is to fill that closet back up!