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Photo shows how to partition a closet to gain additional storage space. Est. cost: $70.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 62

Ten easy-to-build projects that provide storage space include an organizer for a child's closets. Box-like unit hangs from standard height clothes pole to provide shelves for toys and a clothes pole across the bottom at an easy height for a child.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 14

Tip: Pole-hung bracket made from a 1x4 supports a second clothes bar to expand hanger space in a closet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1986 (v.64#5) pg. 51

Unit for a child's closet has a center section of open shelves with adjustable-height clothes rods on each side.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1986 (v.64#7) pg. 48

A well organized wardrobe closet. Create a space-efficient storage area from a new or existing closet by building in storage shelves.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1981 (v.4#4) pg. 50

Organize your closets to increase the storage space by installing wire, melamine or plywood shelves.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1982 (v.5#10) pg. 22

Suggestions on constructing closet organizers.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1986 (v.9#5) pg. 28

Laundry room makeover. (1) Ironing board cabinet has three drawers and a clothes hamper. (2) Wall-hung shelf unit. (3) Closet organizer with seven center shelves and two areas for hanging clothes (one full-length and two for shorter items). All units are made from melamine, birch plywood and solid maple stock.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1992 (v.15#4) pg. 28
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1992 (v.15#7) pg. 6

Mudroom lockers. Remove doors from a wide coat closet and install separate open-front floor-to-ceiling "lockers" for each person which contain shelves, coat hooks and footwear storage areas.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1996 (v.19#11) pg. 20

Shelves in a clip. Cutting diagram and construction for storage shelves for a walk-in closet.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 28 1979 (v.92#12) pg. 78, 152

How to organize your closet. A sensible, easy way to clean it out and put every inch of space to good use. How to install and use "closet organizers".
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 10 1982 (v.95#11) pg. 100

How to create storage space where it never existed. Eleven ideas to increase storage space including a false floor for closets, storage benches, deeper drawers, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #96 Feb 1967 (v.17#1) pg. 25

Three built-in storage units that make use of space that is usually wasted. (1) Built-up closet floor with a hinged lid. (2) Brackets mounted overhead in a garage for storage of lumber, ladders, etc. (3) A tilt-out bin for spices in the space in front of a kitchen sink.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #174 Aug 1976 (v.26#6) pg. 52

Solutions to clutter. Drawings that show how closets and ignored areas can be organized with plywood projects.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #210 Jul-Aug 1980 (v.30#6) pg. 25

Simple modifications to a closet will improve the organization and storage capacity. Multiple bars and shelves are two ideas shown.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #223 Nov 1981 (v.31#9) pg. 92

Tip: How to hang two rows of clothes in a closet which is 3 ft. or more deep. Requires using 2 clothes rods with shallow cuts in them to force clothes to hang an at angle.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #246 Feb 1984 (v.34#2) pg. 84

Put every inch of closet space to work. Build a closet organizer system that doubles your storage space without adding more closets to you home. Features stacks of adjustable shelves, shortened hanging area and slide-out plastic baskets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #284 Dec 1987 (v.37#10) pg. 43

Closet door storage unit is designed to use the vertical storage space behind the door of a walk-in closet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 74

Closet systems. How to plan a closet layout. Tips on installation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #314 Jan 1991 (v.41#1) pg. 44

Closet organizing system to build for half the cost of a store-bought system. Advice on planning closet space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 30

Wordless Workshop shows how to make a two-level clothes rod for a child's closet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 73

Tip on installing a narrow shelf in the back of a closet between the tops of the hangers and the existing closet shelf. Ideal for small items.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 55

Tip on building a large floor-level lazy susan at the rear of a closet under a stairway.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #354 Jan 1995 (v.45#1) pg. 88

Add a second "trapeze" clothes rod to a closet using chain and a dowel.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 84

Organize your closet. Expert planning advice and step-by-step instructions for making every inch of storage count by installing a modular closet system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #394 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.49#1) pg. 47

Simple closet wardrobe (organizer) features 4 drawers, 6 shelves (4 adjustable) a hat shelf and a clothes bar. A biscuit joiner and a layout jig simplify on-site construction by finish carpenters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 44

Outfitting a clothes closet. (1) Basic shelf and pole. (2) MDF shelf system. (3) Prefinished shelf system. (4) Wire shelving.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #124 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 106

Extra shelf for clothes closet.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar-Apr 1964 (v.32#4) pg. 60

The designer solution to closet chaos. Storage-design expert explains the services provided by closet-design companies.
HOME MECHANIX #718 Feb 1988 (v.84) pg. 26

Closet make-over is modeled after an old-fashioned wardrobe. Double doors open to reveal full-length dressing mirrors. Mirrors open to reveal a shallow storage areas. Six closet rods double hanging space and adjust as needed. Full-depth shelves.
HOME MECHANIX #718 Feb 1988 (v.84) pg. 34

Making space. A look at what some well-planned hardware can do for closet clutter.
HOME MECHANIX #730 Feb 1989 (v.85) pg. 62

Closet makeovers. How to make more space for closets and make better use of the closet space you have.
HOME MECHANIX #780 Nov 1993 (v.89) pg. 56

Custom closets. With planning and new accessories, you can double your storage space. Includes tips on building your own closet organizers.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1987 (v.12#8) pg. 62

Tip: Install a second pole for hanging shorter items in your closet.
HOMEOWNER May 1988 (v.13#4) pg. 68

The complete closet. Ideas on ways to maximize your closet storage space. How to divide up your closet to accommodate clothing of various lengths with a minimum of wasted space.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 54

A look at ready-to-assemble shelving and rack systems for closet organization. Includes suggestions on efficient closet design.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 62

Contemporary styled storage modules that serve as closets and incorporate baskets for sweaters, drawers, shoe racks and wall bins for accessories. Complete system has 5 modules seperated by mirror-backed, glass-shelved niches. Soffit holds recessed lights. Vanity with lighted mirror is included.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 32

Closet racks for shoes and hats.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #433 Jun 1964 (v.60) pg. 90

How to install clothes rods at various levels to double the space in a closet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #538 Mar 1973 (v.69) pg. 95

Wooden inserts for a hall closet provide orderly storage for boots, umbrellas, coats and hats.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66D

Coat-closet organizer. A cloth cover fits over a wooden hanger. It has pockets and straps to hold gloves, scarves, etc.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#5) pg. 20, 48

Three options for redesigning a closet: a professional design, readymade closet shelving systems, and building your own modules. Includes a guide to dimensions required for common clothing and accessories.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1985 (v.6#3) pg. 22

Convert inaccessible space to drawers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 136

Shelf for shoe storage in your closet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 137

Increasing the usable storage space in a closet by adding shelves and more clothes rods.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1965 (v.124#3) pg. 159

Adding pull-out sliding shelves to a closet. Store shirts, pants, shoes, etc., on shelves instead of hangers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 129

Put an end to closet clutter. Compartmentalize a closet with high and low hanger rods, shelves and drawers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 133.

Tip: How to get more hanging space in a closet by hanging a short pole from the main bar to hang shirts, skirts, etc. Includes sketch on how to build a support bracket to prevent sagging.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1979 (v.152#4) pg. 81

How to install a closet organizer (wire framed racks and baskets).
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1989 (v.166#10) pg. 93

How to install a closet shelf system for storing supplies in a home office.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1996 (v.173#4) pg. 108

Build a closet organizer, an 8-drawer cabinet with some drawers partitioned, and a door-access storage area at floor level.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1972 (v.201#3) pg. 92

Replace a regular closet bar with this unit made from plumbing pipe. It has two areas for hanging short items like shirts and skirts and one area for hanging long items.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1975 (v.207#5) pg. 122

Build your own closet organizers. Ideas for a man's closet, woman's closet, child's closet, a guest closet, and an entry closet.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1987 (v.2#9) pg. 54

Store and order. Tips on selecting and installing closet organizers.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 24

How to expand closet space by adding shelves and hooks.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Winter 1979 pg. 89

Photo shows how to outfit a child's closet with shelves and cubbyholes as well as clothes rods. A ceiling hung rope ladder lets a child reach items on top shelves.
SUNSET Jun 1977 (v.158#6) pg. 142

Photos show how trousers, neckties and shoes can be organized in a closet with racks made from dowels.
SUNSET Oct 1979 (v.163#4) pg. 122

Add shallow slide-out drawers to a closet to serve as a built-in dresser.
SUNSET Sep 1981 (v.167#3) pg. 115

Taking the chaos out of a closet. How to use purchased storage systems.
SUNSET Apr 1985 (v.174#4) pg. 144

Shallow grid of 190 cubicles stores and displays socks, underwear and toiletries. Overall dimensions: 36"x80"x4" deep.
SUNSET Feb 1988 (v.180#2) pg. 126

Tip: Simple T-shaped structure converts a one-pole closet to efficient storage with three compartments for hanging clothes plus horizontal and vertical shelves.
SUNSET Oct 1989 (v.183#4) pg. 146

Chart of standard measurements to consider when planning closet storage systems. Included in an article on what is available in closet organizers.
SUNSET Feb 1994 (v.192#2) pg. 100

Making sense out of a closet. Organizing tips.
SUNSET Jan 1996 (v.196#1) pg. 79

Cut the clutter. A guide to closet systems and how to customize closet storage.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #820 Nov 1997 (v.93) pg. 25

How to stretch closet space. Four pages of photos show organizers, built-ins, racks and space savers that will help you get more into a closet.
WOMAN'S DAY Jan 23 1979 (v.42#5) pg. 86

Closet and cabinet organizers. Tips on things you can build or buy to organize your kitchen cupboards.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 16 1982 (v.46#3) pg. 150, 166

Roll-out clothes rack (56" long) of galvanized 3/4" pipe is the answer for narrow closets.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1965 (v.21#4) pg. 6

Closet conversion. Installing drawers, cabinets, and shelving in place of a closet.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1967 (v.23#3) pg. 12

How to upgrade your closets by installing a modern closet organizer system.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1993 (v.49#5) pg. 54