The DIY wardrobe or clothespress shown within the accompanying sketch and detail drawing are going to be found an excellent convenience during a bedroom where closet space is restricted or where there’s no closet in the least. It provides ample room for hanging suits, dresses and other vesture, also as space for boots and shoes.
It are often manufactured from any of the several furniture woods in common use, but quarter-sawed oak are going to be found to convey the foremost pleasing effect. The stock should be ordered from the mill ready move length, squared and sanded. during this way much labor are going to be saved.
The following pieces are going to be needed for this diy wardrobe:
• 4 posts, 1-3/4 by 1-3/4 by 64-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 2 front rails, 3/4 by 1-1/2 by 37-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 1 top and 1 bottom board, each 3/4 by 18-1/2 by 37 in., S-4-S.
• 1 top back rail, 3/4 by 4-1/4 by 37-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 1 lower back rail, 3/4 by 4 by 37-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 6 end rails, 3/4 by 6 by 18-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 4 end uprights, 3/4 by 4 by 22-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 8 end panels, 3/8 by 7-1/2 by 22-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 5 shelves, 3/4 by 17-3/4 by 19-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 2 drawer fronts, 3/4 by 4-3/4 by 8-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 1 door, 3/4 by 7-3/4 by 10 in., S-4-S.
• 1 shelf partition, 3/4 by 10 by 19 in., S-4-S.
• 2 drawer fronts, 3/4 by 7 by 17 in., S-4-S.
• 1 drawer front, 3/4 by 8 by 17 in., S-4-S.
• 1 partition (several pieces), 3/4 by 19-1/2 by 57-3/4 in., S-4-S.
• 4 door uprights, 3/4 by 2-1/2 by 57 in., S-4-S.
• 2 top rails, 3/4 by 3-1/2 by 14-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 2 middle rails, 3/4 by 6 by 14-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 2 lower rails, 3/4 by 4-1/2 by 14-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 4 center uprights, 3/4 by 2-1/2 by 23 in., S-4-S.
• 8 panels, 3/8 by 6 by 22-1/2 in., S-4-S.
• 4 pieces, 3/8 by 4-3/4 by 19 in., soft wood.
• 2 pieces, 3/8 by 8 by 19 in., soft wood.
• 2 pieces, 3/8 by 4-1/4 by 8 in., soft wood.
• 4 pieces, 1/2 by 7 by 19 in., soft wood.
• 3 pieces, 1/2 by 16-1/2 by 19 in., soft wood.
• 2 pieces, 1/2 by 6-1/2 by 16-1/2 in., soft wood.
• 2 pieces, 1/2 by 8 by 19 in., soft wood.
• 1 piece, 1/2 by 7-1/2 by 16-1/2 in., soft wood.
• 1 back (several pieces), 3/8 by 36 by 58 in., S-2-S.
First make sure the posts are perfectly square and of equal length. The upper ends are often chamfered or rounded if desired. the 2 front posts are alike, as are the rear ones. The mortises should be laid get into each pair of posts so cut with a pointy chisel, or they’ll be left until the tenons are all made, then marked and cut from each tenon. Grooves should be cut on one side of all the posts to require the top panels.
The front and lower back rails of this diy wardrobe are plain apart from the tenons at each end, but the tip rails and also the center uprights should have grooves cut for the panels the identical because the posts. the highest back rail is a top back board and may have the corners rounded as shown within the detail drawing.
The frame of this diy wardrobe can now be assembled. Glue should be used on all the joints because it makes them much stiffer. use caution to induce the frame together perfectly square, or it’ll be hard to suit the doors and therefore the shelves.
The top and bottom boards of this diy wardrobe should have the corners move clear the posts. The closet is split into two compartments by a partition. this will be product of plain boards or panels like those within the ends, as desired.
Place the shelves in position as shown. they’re held in situ by means of cleats and screws. The one shelf features a partition in its center with a door on one side and two small drawers on the opposite. Drawers should be fitted to 3 of the opposite compartments. they’re made within the usual manner except that the front boards should be cut out at the highest for a handhold as shown.
The doors are fitted by a tenon and mortise joint at the ends. they need a centerpiece and panels to match the ends of the closet. Suitable hinges and a catch should be supplied. These will be purchased at any ironmongery shop.
The backing is placed on within the usual manner. It should be finished on the front side.
When complete, the woodworking diy wardrobe should be carefully gone over with fine sandpaper and every one glue and rough spots removed. Apply stain of the required color. this could be any of the numerous mission stains supplied by the trade for this purpose