How To Build An MDF Closet In A Few Easy Steps
Storage spaces are the constant challenge in a home because they never manage to keep the pace with our ever diverse and growing needs. But this doesn’t mean you cannot approach this challenge face front by building a closet yourselves in any free corner or space at home which offers a potential which has to be fructified by all means. There’s not much professional skill involved in this process which can bring you a useful piece of furniture. Here are some steps showing you how to build an MDF closet, as seen on Wikihow.com
For a start, identify the corner with the storage potential we just mentioned which is usually an alcove, the end of a hallway or on a wall without windows or doors to work around. Make some measurements to make sure the closet will not be too big and alter the room proportions. It is ideal the closet will sit directly in the floor, wood or tiles, so make sure to remove carpets and any other trims.
The second step is building the wooden frame which will later support the MDF sheets. If you choose to build a narrow closet with a small sitting surface, then you will have to attach the base and the top plate to the floor and ceiling. Nail or screw the end studs to side walls and to the top and base plates and rough in the door opening by nailing the studs to the top and bottom plates. You can also nail the wood studs to the wall to better fix the closet.
Clad the frame in the MDF sheets which you can attach by the classic method of nails and screws or by using clamps on the inside. This can also be used to attach the back and the side sheets, those facing the walls (in our example). It is also recommended you start mounting these sides of the closet first to have more space in handling the work.
The last step is positioning the doors in the closet. How to do this will depend on the type of doors chosen, either sliding doors or a bi-fold door. In any case, cover the side of the MDF boards with strips of plywood or melamine to avoid catching clothes or injuring yourself in the rough surface.