Build a practical cloakroom yourself


When designing a hallway, a wardrobe cabinet made to measure can be the ideal solution if there is enough space available. For planning to build yourself should be considered details that do not immediately catch the eye. Typical examples are the opening type of the doors and the dimensions of the hangers and clothes.

Sole or additional storage function

If changeover clothing is to be stowed away in a dust-proof and invisible way, a cloakroom locker is recommended. In addition to an open wardrobe, a shelf or a coat rack can be stored in it smaller utensils such as gloves, scarves, linen and shoes.

In the planning a structuring of the type of use and organization of the cloakroom is helpful. For large wall surfaces in confined spaces, it is advisable to hang the clothes in the closet flat on top of each other. If space is limited, sliding doors can reduce the space requirement. If a narrow corridor is to be widened optically, mirror doors or paneling and bright colors are helpful.

So plan and build a cloakroom yourself

  • Wood panels for side walls and roof
  • wooden dowels
  • Swing doors, sliding doors or roller blinds
  • Four to six hinges or door hinges or guide rails and bearing rollers
  • Shelves and / or drawer with guide rails
  • clothes rail
  • pole mount
  • flooring fixing
  • hook
  • Pull-out hook on cabinet roof
  • Hook for the cabinet door
  • Tape measure or folding rule
  • spirit level
  • wood glue
  • drilling machine
  • Possible metal angles and screws
  • saw
  • sharpener
  • clamps
  • Coating and coating tool according to choice

1st place

Choose the mounting location and trim the wooden boards to match. The corners can be put together or provided with a miter of 45 degrees. The depth determines the suspension option. Clothes hung diagonally on hangers need about 12 inches of depth. At shallower depths, hooks that can be used one behind the other should be mounted like hooks.

2. Interior work

Adjust the hanging options and storage compartments to the needs and the number of people in your household. Extendable rods on the cabinet roof allow additional external hanging, for example, on the side walls.

3rd front

Instead of swing doors sliding doors can be mounted. You will have less effort if you hang a roller blind or a blind in the front of the cabinet.

Tips & Tricks

If you design your closet as the sole or permanent place to store change clothes, think of damp textiles in wet seasons. Ventilation holes or slits on the rear or side walls or in the doors prevent a musty odor.


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