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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Walk In Closet
« on: March 30, 2013, 09:39 PM »
I built this walk in closet. It was made using the LR32. The upright panels are balanced but everything else is measured in inches.
This is the plan for the shelves/drawers.
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This is the sketchup drawing I did with the drawer "styles" in place
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And some photo's of the installed cabinet in place.

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Offline rnt80

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 11:32 PM »
Nice job, Tim. What kind of finish did you do?
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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 07:53 AM »
Nice job, Tim. What kind of finish did you do?

Russ:
Thanks.
No finish this time, all 3/4" Tafisa melamine. About 10 4'x8' sheets. The drawer fronts were ordered from my supplier to match the melamine. I made the drawer boxes from 1/2" maple dovetailed and finished them with 2 coats of shellac.
Tim

Offline jeep jake

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 07:36 PM »
tim looks killer, did you make your own drawers? Also how do you charge for that stuff. I have only done a few I have always charged per hr cause I have always changed something in the middle of the job. They want a additional shelving, rod height lower or taller, or they bought a bunch of baskets and want to integrate it into the closet. Do you run into the same issues?

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 08:13 PM »
tim looks killer,
Thanks.

did you make your own drawers?
Yes, Dovetailed drawer boxes in maple. Drawer fronts were ordered to match the melamine.
Here is a picture of the boxes.
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Also how do you charge for that stuff.
Per linear foot. +/- extras

I have only done a few I have always charged per hr cause I have always changed something in the middle of the job.
That's a good way to do it. I just like to quote, that way I don't get treated like an employee.

They want a additional shelving, rod height lower or taller, or they bought a bunch of baskets and want to integrate it into the closet. Do you run into the same issues?
Hardly ever. The drawing and quote with alternatives usually wrings out the change orders.

Offline jeep jake

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 01:44 PM »
Tim are you using sketch up for the drawings? How do you charge for your design time? I know one guy that charges $150 to design a project and then if you go with him he credits the $150 to the project. What jig did you use for the drawers

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013, 02:54 PM »
Tim are you using sketch up for the drawings?

Yes. Always.

How do you charge for your design time?

As a percentage of the total project cost. So in this case for example this was 25 linear feet and I charged X$'s per foot + extra's, delivery and installation etc.,  I would multiply the total by my design % and then add them all together for a total price.

What jig did you use for the drawers
Leigh DR4 with vacuum attachment.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2013, 03:00 PM by Tim Raleigh »

Offline honeydokreg

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 04:47 PM »
Tim nice job. Are you still in the closet or did you come out ?
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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 05:40 PM »
Tim nice job. Are you still in the closet or did you come out ?

Thanks Keg.

That's me right next to you in the closet!
Tim

Offline Scdavidson

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 11:52 PM »
Nice job!

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 07:28 AM »
I built this walk in closet. It was made using the LR32. The upright panels are balanced but everything else is measured in inches.

Tim,
     It looks like you set the pars right down on the carpet.  True?  Nice job, by the way... 

 [smile]
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Offline Jalvis

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 10:05 AM »
I built this walk in closet. It was made using the LR32. The upright panels are balanced but everything else is measured in inches.

Tim,
     It looks like you set the pars right down on the carpet.  True?  Nice job, by the way...  

 [smile]


Thats something I was wondering too.  Also I noticed you don't build cabinet boxes with backs so the wall is your back.  Does that mean you're scribing to the wall?  How do you plumb and level the units if they are on carpet?

Looks like some kind of french cleat....is it adjustable?
« Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 10:08 AM by Jalvis »

Offline Rob-GB

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2013, 11:37 AM »
Nice work Tim  [smile]
Just checked those closet dim's and it is just a touch bigger than my kitchen, that is no joke!  [eek]

Rob.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2013, 01:01 PM »
I built this walk in closet. It was made using the LR32. The upright panels are balanced but everything else is measured in inches.

Tim,
     It looks like you set the pars right down on the carpet.  True?  Nice job, by the way...  

 [smile]


Thats something I was wondering too.  Also I noticed you don't build cabinet boxes with backs so the wall is your back.  Does that mean you're scribing to the wall?  How do you plumb and level the units if they are on carpet?

Looks like some kind of french cleat....is it adjustable?



It's a steel Z-rail with a plastic cover.  There are adjusters on each of the pars to tune the height.  The ones I used to install were very similar, but they were completely wall-hung (on the steel track) and the pars were well above the carpet or other finish flooring.  They're held plumb by small L-brackets that get screwed to the wall and the par. 
- Willy -

 "Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up." - Brigham Young

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2013, 06:48 PM »
It looks like you set the pars right down on the carpet.  True?  Nice job, by the way...  

Yes, the partitions are on the carpet. Like you I usually leave a space on the bottom with a cleat under the bottom shelf to absorb the weight. This client wanted a base and kick plate. I really should have suggested a crown for the top when the base was added. I really don't think it looks as "finished" as it should.

Also I noticed you don't build cabinet boxes with backs so the wall is your back.

Sometimes I do build backs on cabinets, but for this type with "break down" fixtures I don't usually.

How do you plumb and level the units if they are on carpet?

Looks like some kind of french cleat....is it adjustable?


Like Sparktrician says, I use Hafele Cabinet suspension fittings (left and right handed) that attach to a wall rail. I shoot a line with my laser level for the rail and attach it to the studs. In this case the floor was fairly level, but if the floor is out more than 25-30mm (total travel for the fittings) I will split the difference in the mounting so I get a straight line from shelf to shelf. The wall rail gets covered by a plastic cover that I paint the same color as the wall. I use Rafix SE fittings to attach the sides to the shelves/dividers.
Here is a page from Hafele idea book to give you an idea of what the components look like.


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Let me know if you have any other questions.

Tim
« Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 06:54 PM by Tim Raleigh »

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Walk In Closet
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2013, 07:35 PM »
Nice job!

Thanks.

Nice work Tim  [smile]

Rob:
Thanks.

Just checked those closet dim's and it is just a touch bigger than my kitchen, that is no joke!  [eek]
I know what you mean, my house is 1200 square feet so some of our bedrooms aren't much bigger than that closet  [big grin].
That has house has got to be at least 3,000 sq. ft. Nice 10 ft ceilings though.

Tim