How to Build Walk-in Closet Storage | This Old House

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How to Build a Custom Walk-In Closet // DIY - Part 1

I used some 5/8" Birch presswood, and steel pipes to build a custom Walk-In Closet for my master bedroom. There are 3 main units. The 2 outer units are made up of 12" by 12" compartments, while the middle unit has drawers. The drawers in the middle unit have compartments for belts, neck ties and sunglasses.

How to Repair a Cracked Drywall Ceiling - This Old House

This Old House"] general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a damaged ceiling. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH7tvQy7ywI&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_xoUV70ylQstbsgu8-nUta&index=1 How to Mark for Electrical Boxes When Hanging Drywall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxjmpXrYohI&index=28&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV How to Repair Squeaky Wood Floors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iAseVZZKlY&index=19&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV How to Install a Sliding Glass Door: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV8nBPWWZD0&index=20&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV Shopping List for Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling: - 5/8-inch plywood - 2x4 - construction adhesive - wood shims - 2-inch-wide painter's tape - fiberglass mesh tape - joint compound - 1 1/4-inch drywall screws Tools for Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling: - drill/driver, fitted with 3/16-inch-diameter drill bit and 1-inch diameter spade bit - drywall tip, for driving drywall screws to precisely the right depth - hammer - caulk gun - utility knife - flat trowel and plaster hawk Follow This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/

How to build closet shelves to fit perfectly

As many of you DIYers are aware, rarely - if ever - are wall corners perfectly square. And that can present a challenge when building shelves and also when cutting decorative molding. Fortunately, there's a trick for building shelves to fit perfectly without any gaps between the shelves and the walls.

How to Upgrade a Bathroom Vanity

Watch the full episode: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/watch/ask-toh-rain-chain-vanity-install Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a vanity for homeowners who gave up on it 7 years ago. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Cost: $500 and Up Skill Level: Moderate Tools List: Open ended adjustable wrench Utility knife Hammer Pry bar Screwdriver Pipe cutter Hacksaw Measuring tape Drill Hole saw Level Shopping List: Vanity cabinet Shut off valves Countertop Sink Silicone caulking Stain free plumber’s putty Faucet Hot and cold water lines Drain pipe Pop up drain Steps: 1. Shut the hot and cold water lines off. 2. Disconnect the sink from the P-trap and break the hose connections to the faucet. 3. Use the utility knife to break the seal between the sink and the countertop. Then, carefully pry the sink away from the countertop with a hammer and a pry bar. 4. Remove the screws holding the vanity to the wall and remove the vanity. 5. Shut the water off to the house and cut the hot and cold water lines. Cut the P-trap as well. This will make it so only small holes need to be cut in the back of the new vanity. 6. Measure the distance from the wall to the hot line and cold line. Next, measure the distance from the floor to the hot and cold lines. Transfer these measurements to the back of the vanity and cut out holes with the hole saw. 7. Move the new vanity into place. Check it for level and screw it into the wall. 8. Connect new shut off valves to the hot and cold lines. 9. Flip the countertop upside down and mount the sink to the countertop with silicone caulking and sink clips. 10. Connect the faucet to the countertop using the plumber’s putty and the mounting brackets. 11. Connect the hot and cold water lines to the faucet, then connect the drain pipe and the pop up drain. 12. Once all the connections are made, flip the counter right side up and place it on the cabinet. 13. Make a new P-trap connection with the drain and connect the hot and cold water lines to the shut off valves. 14. Turn the water back on. Resources: All the tools Richard used for the project, including wrenches, plumber’s putty, and PVC glue, can be found at home centers and plumbing supply stores. The vanity and countertop were custom-ordered by the homeowner. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/

How to Install a Hidden Door/Bookshelf

Watch the full episode: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/ask-toh/video/0,,21007272,00.html Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva is in Salem, MA, to help install a bookshelf that doubles as a door. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Shopping List for How to Install a Hidden Door/Bookshelf: - Scrap piece of 1x4 poplar wood - Murphy door from kit - Shims - Finishing nails Tools for How to Install a Hidden Door/Bookshelf: - Hammer - Nailset - Pry bar - Levels: 1- or 2-foot and 6-foot - Scribes - Circular saw - Wood glue - Drill/driver - Utility knife Steps for How to Install a Hidden Door/Bookshelf: 1. Remove current door from its hinges by popping up the pins with a hammer and nailset. 2. Remove the old jamb and casing with a pry bar. 3. To level the jamb, place a piece of poplar on the floor and make it level. Set your scribes the overall width of the filler and drag the scribes along the piece of poplar. 4. After marking the poplar, cut it with the circular saw, following the scribe line you traced. 5. Using wood glue, glue the poplar filler piece to the underside of the doorjamb to fill the gap. 6. Repeat the same steps to fill the back side of the jamb. 7. Move the jamb from the door kit into place. Using a 6-foot level, check that it’s plumb; if it needs adjusting, place shims between the jamb and the wall studs until the jamb is plumb. Drill through the jamb and shims, and secure with screws. 8. Using a utility knife and a hammer, remove the excess shims on either side. 9. Lift up the bookshelf and place in the pre-fashioned pivot-point pinholes on the top and bottom of the jamb. 10. Glue trim to the jamb and secure with finishing nails. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage system for a walk-in closet. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fNTeCMbLCI&index=26&list=PLkJADc1qDrr-ZmCu0t_YNmTXHVt80JDyE

How to Install a Garage Storage System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBFjI95S89E&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=90

How to Install Kitchen Cabinets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3koRhM6CKNU&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=73

How to Install a Fiberglass Tub Surround: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TEVf4DubtI&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=3

Shopping List for How to Build Walk-in Closet Storage:
- ¾-inch birch plywood, for building the cabinet, shelves and dividers
- 13/16-inch-wide iron-on veneer, for adhering to the edges of the plywood top
- ½-inch birch plywood, for the cabinet backs
- fold-down wardrobe lift, used to make clothes more easily accessible5. Clothes rod, for hanging clothes
- slide-out shoe rack and pants rack, for neatly organizing shoes and pants
- assorted drywall screws, for assembling and installing cabinets

Tools for How to Build Walk-in Closet Storage:
- portable circular saw and straightedge guide, used to cut plywood parts to size
- router, used for cutting rabbets and dadoes
- drill/driver, used for drilling holes and driving screws
- jigsaw, used for making haunch cuts in shelves
- random-orbit sander, used for smoothing wood surfaces
- clothes iron, used to adhere iron-on veneer to plywood edges
- clamps, used to hold straightedge guide in place during cutting
- sanding block and 120-grit sandpaper, used for sanding veneer flush

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