Designing & installing a pallet wall closet using closet components from ModularClosets.com
Step 1: Before Pic: Prep
Prep your closet by removing all pre-existing wire shelving & window moulding. Mark off the wall studs.
Step 2: Harvesting Pallet Wood Boards
Use a Sawzill or reciprocating saw to saw through the nails & separate the boards from their wooden anchor spine. Sand down.
Step 3: Nail Pallet Boards to Wall
Stagger boards on wall for effect, leaving open space behind the drawer unit (the drawers block the open space from being seen)
Step 4: Great Tip: Marking Roof Angle
Mark the angle of your ceiling by leveling your board to be trimmed at 90 degrees to your angle. Trace the slant using a second board held along the angle, as shown. Trim on the mark.
Step 5: Complete Pallet Wall
Fill in any open spaces with pallet wood. In addition, use wood stain in between the cracks to fill in the space completely.
Step 6: Build 6" Closet Base
Mount Closet Components on 6" base build from matching filler strips & mount closet units on top. Measure 14" for the closet depths and 2-3 additional inches for the pallet wall. Begin base there.
Step 7: Closet Angle: Work Along the Angle
Using Shelf Towers to flank the window & center drawers, fashioning hanging space from a rod & shelf & an additional small Shelf Unit, the closet descends in a staggered height along the slope of the ceiling for a symmetrical effect.
Step 8: Window Planter
Add a makeshift planter box using extra pallet boards