So this morning I’m getting something out of my closet and my clothes go crashing to the ground. I’ve ALWAYS hated wire closet shelving. This is just another reason why. Furthermore I think they’re ugly, and only used because they’re cheap for home builders to use, while giving the impression that their stylish.
One of the biggest reasons I hate them though is that you’re forced to segment your hanging clothes into sections. Back in the olden days when you just had a single bar going from one end of the closet to the other, you could slide ALL of your clothes from one end to the other. This is handy for getting to the clothes hanging on the outside edges.
So, now that I have a reason to, I’m going to put in the old fashioned closet bar, either wooden pole or pipe. Then I’m going to put an old fashioned wooden shelf above that!
At least that’s what I WANT to do. What I’d like to find out from you guys is anything related to this project. For example:
What’s the maximum length I can have a closet rod spanning my closet without needing a center support of some type?
Do any of you know of online plans that I could get some ideas from? My google fu is weak, and I mostly only find references to those God-awful wire “organizing” systems.
My initial plan is to securely attach a wooden ‘plate’ (plywood rectangle perhaps?) on either side of the closet wall with a hole* in the center of it for the pole to fit into. Then place something close to a 1x12 across the top of those plates as a shelf.
*Yes I realize that I couldn’t easily get my pole in the hole if both sides are merely a hole; therefore one side would have to be a ‘U’ shape to drop the pole into.
So… anyone care to offer their suggestions? related stories? Reference websites?