Here it is, a clothes organizer for the school week that you can build yourself.  I have included pictures from sketch up so you can follow along as you build.  The best part is..it is cheap, and it mounts easily against a closet wall! This organizer can hold a week's worth of clothes for TWO kids, shoes, bookbags and lunch packs included!  With all the shelving, you could do almost anything with this piece of furniture that you desire...

Now do note this is my 1st project in Sketch Up...I'm a newbie, so if something looks crazy...well...And I'm new to the blog world, so if you ever have any suggestions for what you would like to see, please let me know.  I am learning as I go:)


2-13" 1x3
2-13" 1x2
4-43" 1x2
3-18" 1x2
26-9" 1x2

4-46 1/4"x9" (3/4" plywood)
10-11 1/2"x9" (3/4" plywood)
1- 52"x9" (3/4" plywood)
3-18"x9" (3/4" plywood)


1- (3/4" sheet of plywood)
1-3' 1x3
7-8' 1x2

After you have made all of your cuts, begin by attaching the 1x2 9" cleats to the 46 1/4"x9"- (3/4" plywood) using either 1 1/4" screws or 18g finishing nails and glue.  I preferred the nail method, and it has held very well over time. Remember to complete this on all 4- 46 1/4"x9"- (3/4"plywood). You are building 2 of these units.
After all the cleats have been placed, you will then place the 11 1/2" x 9" shelves on top of each cleat, starting at the bottom and working upward.  Use glue and finishing nails (nail gun is preferred).  Now remember, to also nail the shelf in from the sides as well for extra support.  Note that you will be doing this x2 for the 2nd side.
Here is the moment where you will connect the top.  You will need to make sure you leave an18" gap between both storage shelves in order to accommodate the middle shelving.  There will be some overhang on both sides of the top. I connected the top using 1 1/4" screws.  I simply screwed them in to each of the sides (all 4) and then used wood filler for the holes.  You could use pockethole screws here, but just remember that you are working with limited space of the top shelf.  And for me, I was putting it in the closet anyway, so the screws did not bother me..   
So, now that the top is on, time for the middle shelves.  Just attach the 1x2 cleats the same as you did in the initial step.  I did not put exact inches here because you just simply need to line it up with the corresponding shelves that you see in the picture, or change them up as you see fit.  It's whatever works best for your storage space.  Be creative.
For your final steps, you will want to attach all trim to the front face frame using glue and 1 1/4" finishing nails.  Note, that the smaller shelves do not contain any trim boards.  There should be trim boards on the long sides, top, and middle shelves. 

I also decided to add a 1x3-13" trim to both of the bottoms of the tall shelving units.  You can choose to do this as well or leave it open it you desire.  Please note that the cutlist INCLUDES the measurements for including the bottom trim.  If you choose NOT to add it then just increase your side trim boards to 45 1/2".

Hope you enjoy!!!  And stay organized!


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