Urban LA Closet Workspace

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Introduction: Urban LA Closet Workspace

Living in LA, it can be hard to find a good space to spread out and make things. Being an avid maker, hacker and tinkerer, living in an apartment made that problem even more frustrating! After a couple years of projects spread out on the kitchen table and floor it hit me! Why not use that closet that's full of all my junk as a workspace! So i set out to design a compact workspace that would leave the existing shelves in the closet in tact if I ever have to move out. The first thing to do was bust out Google SketchUp and lay things out. After creating a design that optimized the space it was time to head to the hardware store and get my supplies! After just a weekend's worth of work, i now have a fully functional urban workshop in a closet that i affectionately call the "Man Closet."

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    i would do this for my mates birth day!!

    Very nice! But how do you find the space to sit in there when the doors are closed? :)

    I still need a closet !

    Very cool. I think I am going to do this with a slight modification. I am thinking I might make the work bench/desk roll out. Thank you nice work.

    I made something similar, but my closet is about 1*2,5 metres with a side entrance... I'm not that fat, but I have to squeeze past things, oh, and it's rather dark inside:(

    Looking good. I'll bet you could make an RC boat out of a log in there with no trouble at all.

    Thats an awesome workspace. I have a lamp like that, they're really good, mount them on a wall and you can light up anywhere!

    Now, that's the kind of workspace I need! And have been mentally designing for an anticipated move from my dinky (owned by me) trailer to a dinky apartment (obviously not owned by me.

    Nice use of space! I like it, I like it a lot.

    Great Instructable! I like your creativity. A quick suggestion: How about adding a piece of board attached to your table top with hinges that folds open to extend your tabletop area. I have that setup to my utility table and works great.

    Cheers.

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    Thanks Kaickul, I actually thought about doing that and even made designs that included a fold out section of the workbench, but never ended up putting it in for some reason.... I think i just got too busy with other projects haha!

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    Nice, you should swap the first picture for the four, so it shows off better in a thumbnail.

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    Thanks I took your advice and swapped the pictures!