A closet is an enclosed space generally used as storage for clothes and other personal belongings. Closets can be installed on walls, or they can be built as a free standing wardrobe.
There are several types of closets, depending on the use. There are broom closets, coat, linen, or utility closets. Other types include walk-in closets that are huge enough for you to enter, or wall closets that are typically used to hang clothes.
The presence of a closet in a house or apartment is a universal need, therefore making it as one of the house’s assets. A closet is generally built from wood that come from good trees, but modernization introduced the incorporation of shingles and added a decking material to come up with high quality closets. Closets can be made from a variety of material, but one of the most favorite, unique and ancient is the use of aromatic cedar lumber.
Choosing a cedar material over other materials in building a closet is perfectly fine because it can give due care to your clothing investment. It’s strong and has a nice aroma that will shake the moths and other fabric pests away, keeping your clothing safe and clean.
Here are the easy steps on cedar closet installation:
- You will need: 2x4 cedar frames, 5/8 inches plywood, base molding, ¼ inch thick cedar panels, 4x8 ft, 1 ¼ inch finishing nails, panel adhesives, weather stripping pieces, cedar panel remnants, clothes rods, plywood or hollow core doors with magnetic latches and paint for the exterior plywood.
- You may start working with your closet by nailing the 2x4 frames to the dimensions.
- Nail the 5/8 inch plywood on the frame’s exterior. You may begin on the floor area, next on its sides, back, and finally on the ceiling. Finish the closet’s exterior with a base molding.
- Line the closet interior by using cedar panels. Cedar panels are butted into the frame with the use of 1 ¼ inch finishing nails or a panel adhesive to ensure strong support.
- You may add weather stripping around the closet doors to ensure a nearly airtight enclosure to trap the scent inside the closet. This will preserve the cedar closet’s primary purpose of repelling moths.
- Install the shelves out of cedar panel remnants and install the clothing rods to finish the closet’s interior.
- Install the plywood door or a hollow core door with magnetic latches, and then line up the door with cedar panels.
- Paint the exterior part of the closet. Leave the interior natural to retain the cedar aroma for moth’s repellant and fencing purpose.
Owning a cedar closet is like a trip down memory lane. Its unique scent and protective qualities make it worthy to have over other closet materials. Follow the step-by-step directions above to install a luxurious cedar closet.