Double up on rods in your closet (8' Closet Pole
, #67480 $10.
For $1,000, including materials and labor, her designer removed the closet pole
and added an upper covered storage area, a floating middle shelf, and a work surface with an almost-hidden drawer.
The successful WindTunnel upright line has been replicated in a pair of canisters; stick vacs have been upgraded in a bagless Quik-Broom series; and three Caddy Vac uprights have been designed with a detachable holder for tools and hoses that can be hooked on a doorknob or closet pole
The fabric panel has a "window"; sleeves at each end slip over lengths of closet pole
attached at each corner.
The 85690, a 5- to 8-foot adjustable tower kit, conforms to any closet in this size range with a sliding telescopic closet pole
For the table and chairs, you will need 2 feet each of 1-by-12, 1 1/4-inch-diameter closet pole
, and 1-by-2; two 3-foot lengths of 3/8- and 3/4-inch dowels; and four 1-inch-diameter wooden drawer pulls.
Materials for a two-walled corner closet (24 by 58 by 80 inches) include 5 yards of 60-inch-wide heavy muslin or 3 yards of 7-foot-wide duck canvas, available from awning or sail-making stores; a large spool of thread; two 8-foot lengths of 1 5/16-inch wooden closet pole
dowel; two closet pole
sockets; five or six #12 eye screws (to secure bottom dowels to the floor, buy four more eye screws plus four screw hooks); about 40 feet of 1/8-inch cotton shade cord; four 1 1/2-inch (3d) finishing nails; a single- and a double-wheel 3/4-inch pulley; a 3-inch cleat; and a large bead with a 1/4-inch hole.
Our program department visited the construction site often and made suggestions, such as the correct height for closet poles
Heights of the closet poles
and of the vertical divider box can vary with the type of clothes and your own height.
Photo: Linen rack consists of three closet poles
mounted on glide-out drawer panels
The arms are 3-inch lengths of 3/4-inch-wide half-round molding (about 20 cents per foot), and the bodies are cut from 1 3/4-inch-diameter closet poles