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xx   HOUSE

How to turn three "boxy" rooms into one integrated space by using one-color interiors, a room-to-room running shelf, and an unorthodox system of triangular closets.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1980 (v.12#4) pg. 72, 98

Photo shows how a narrow closet with mirror-faced bi-fold doors can enhance a bedroom.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 57

Photo shows closet built out from the center of a wall with access from the narrow ends. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 47

Photo shows how to gain additional storage by building cupboards in the 16" "dead" space above most closets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 54

Photo shows bookshelf wall that opens in the middle to reveal a storage closet behind it.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 56

Photo shows how to transform an ordinary closet by arching the opening.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 56

Photo shows how to turn a walk-in closet into a dressing room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 60

Photo shows how to gain storage space at the top of a stair well. Closet door opens down to provide a drawbridge walkway.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 60

Photo shows built-in closets for two that include storage compartments.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1972 (v.50#6) pg. Z4 (148+)

Feature on eleven storage units you can build. Includes turning the end of a room into a wall of 4x6 ft. closets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1973 (v.51#3) pg. 56

Ten pages of projects you can build using simple box construction include photos of deep storage cabinets over open closets for hanging coats and seasonal clothing.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1973 (v.51#4) pg. 90

Photo shows entryway organizers that are open closets with shelves above. Vertical dividers are made from 1/2" plywood, frame is built from 2x4s, and 1x2s and 1x4s are used for trim. Estimated cost for 4-compartment unit: $85.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 50

Photo shows a free-standing closet/dressing module built from 2x2s and tempered hardboard. One half is a simple closet and the other is a recessed vanity with mirror and fluorescent lighting. Est. cost: $77.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 36

Photo shows how to install a shallow (1-foot deep) extra closet in a hallway. Five-foot tall unit is suspended above the floor and closed off with louvered doors. Est. cost: $90.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 56

Photos show two ways to convert a closet. Turns a 29"x 31" space into a baking area with shelves for spices and staples and a cabinet built to waist height. (2) Create a desk area that can be closed off behind bi-fold doors.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1977 (v.55#10) pg. J4 (250+)

How to build-in two 26" wide closets in a small bedroom to flank the head of a bed. Closets have space for shoe racks, sweater drawers, and hanging storage. A bookshelf with recessed lighting underneath links the two closets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1978 (v.56#3) pg. 58

How to build an entry closet with five 24"x24" cubicles for coats or storage. Back side of this unit is covered with open bookshelves.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1978 (v.56#3) pg. 60

Tip: How to build a corner closet and recessed niche for a sofa across one end of a living room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1979 (v.57#2) pg. 106

Free-standing coat closet and bench built from plywood. Estimated cost: $91
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 34, 47

Tip: Convert large cardboard Sono tubes into closets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 68

Tip: How to add closet space in the corner of a bedroom.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1981 (v.59#10) pg. G12

Simple closet made from a sheet of particle board installed 20" from the wall with a clothes pole at each end. Doubles as a headboard. Est. cost: $48.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 37

Build open bins for closets near your back door. Used by children to store coats, boots, toys, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1985 (v.63#7) pg. 48

Free-standing sports closet with pegboard backing has open compartments and shelves for holding sporting goods, a center panel with pegs for hanging clothing and a ledge for shoes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1986 (v.64#7) pg. 49

Free-standing closet for a child's room has shelves sized to accommodate plastic baskets up one side and across the top and bottom. The central section has a clothes pole. Est. cost: $66.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 80, 128

Tip: Galvanized pipe within PVC pipe makes a no-sag closet rod.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1989 (v.67#1) pg. 61

Tips on how to create a basement storage area for off-season clothes and sports gear.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1989 (v.67#8) pg. M3 (128+)

Put your wasted closet space to work by converting the closet to a built-in cabinet and installing doors from floor to ceiling.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1995 (v.18#12) pg. 32

Retrofitting your home with a walk-in closet.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1996 (v.20#3) pg. 30

Built-in closet, desk and shelving.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #83 Dec 1964 (v.14#6) pg. 34

A four-section storage wall (two closets, shelving, drawers). Folding door covers three of the sections. Built from 3/4" plywood. Dimensions may be altered to suit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #100 Oct 1967 (v.17#5) pg. 23

Bedroom storage closet designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Features storage shelves and hanging storage area behind eight narrow folding doors, plus twelve exposed storage drawers. Constructed of plywood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #101 Dec 1967 (v.17#6) pg. 31

Built-in dressers with drawers and shelves and perforated hardboard for hanging ties, hats, etc. Covered with bi-fold doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #102 Feb 1968 (v.18#1) pg. 28

Diagram for framing a closet in a corner. The frame includes provision for sliding doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #102 Feb 1968 (v.18#1) pg. 61

How to install a closet light that goes on when you open the door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #108 Feb 1969 (v.19#1) pg. 59

Storage closet features decorative door panels of perforated hardboard. Includes storage shelves and a recess for an upright vacuum.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #110 Jun 1969 (v.19#3) pg. 36

Build a 9-ft. triple closet. Provides three feet of regular closet space, three feet of drawers and shelves, and a third section that includes a vanity table with mirror. Each compartment has a pair of two-panel doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #112 Oct 1969 (v.19#5) pg. 36

Convert the area under basement stairs into a walk-in closet and storage compartment.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #112 Oct 1969 (v.19#5) pg. 48

His and her built-in closets have 14 drawers, mirrored, lighted recesses and four separate clothes hanging sections. Wood folding doors close off all sections.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #119 Aug 1970 (v.20#6) pg. 38

How to add lots of living space to your house and save $4,600. Part 2. Completion of interior finishing includes construction of closets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #129 Sep 1971 (v.21#7) pg. 37

Built-in study corner includes a full-length closet, a shelf desk, wall-hung shelving and storage cabinets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #141 Jan 1973 (v.23#1) pg. 36

How to build a shallow winter clothes closet to hold winter coats, boots, etc. Closet uses a "hookstrip" instead of a clothes bar. Two 1-1/8" thick louvered panels are used as doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #142 Feb 1973 (v.23#2) pg. 52

How to build double closets in the corner of a room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #145 Jun 1973 (v.23#5) pg. 62

How to seal off one end of a room and make a closet out of it. Door is closed off with louvered bifold doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #168 Dec 1975 (v.25#9) pg. 36

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

Tips on planning closets. Sketch shows the basic dimensions to be considered and six possible styles of closet doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #182 Jul-Aug 1977 (v.27#5) pg. 39

How to build a closet in the corner of a room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #183 Sep 1977 (v.27#6) pg. 34

Three ways to convert closets to work and storage space. (1) Home office with drop-down desk. (2) Install drawers in an under-used linen closet. (3) Pantry with swing-out shelving for canned goods.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #196 Feb 1979 (v.29#2) pg. 34

A look at projects you can make from Sonotubes (the large tubes used by contractors to pour concrete columns and footing). Sketches show how to make a tube bed for a child, chairs, footstools and planters, a desk and bookshelf unit, a clothes closet and a glass topped coffee table.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 115

How to transform a broom closet into an all-round storage unit for childrens jackets, outdoor toys, school books, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #223 Nov 1981 (v.31#9) pg. 60

Building a simple, permanent closet in the corner of a room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #294 Jan 1989 (v.39#1) pg. 38

Fix a sagging closet shelf by installing a cleat along the back edge.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 48

Metal studs in residential construction. How to frame up a corner closet using metal studs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 58

Tips on constructing a secure (reinforced) closet to hold your stereo system and other valuables.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 26

Tip: Redo a closet by covering doors, drawers and boxes with wallpaper.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1979 (v.188#3) pg. 165, 263

How to install lights in closets.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 33

How to build closets.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 65

Tip on installing a shallow closet with bifold doors and matching molding in a narrow entryway of a 19th-century house.
HOME MECHANIX #771 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 (v.88) pg. 94

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

Creating closets. Space-finding and building strategies for making new storage spaces.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1988 (v.13#10) pg. 42

Built-in closet features sliding doors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #422 Jul 1963 (v.59) pg. 82

Large closet with recessed bookcase designed to be built under a staircase.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #486 Nov 1968 (v.64) pg. 68

Study/storage wall includes closet, desk, drawers and cupboards.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #510 Nov 1970 (v.66) pg. 91

How to produce new home storage space without stealing living space.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #513 Feb 1971 (v.67) pg. 95

How to frame in a closet in the corner of a room. Finish by covering with wallboard and installing the door. A 6-ft long closet, 32" deep and running floor to ceiling should cost about $75.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #552 May 1974 (v.70) pg. 130

Build in storage closets under an exposed stairway. Enclose with louvered door for easy and decorative access. Areas too small for closet use are made into built-in book shelves.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #583 Dec 1976 (v.72) pg. 86

Build a closet into the corner of a room. Features two clothes rods, one of them near the ceiling, for less-used items.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #623 Apr 1980 (v.76) pg. 102

Four-door (bifold-door) armoire is actually the doorway to a closet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #635 Apr 1981 (v.77) pg. 56

Make the most of small spaces. How to convert a double closet into a home office or a study center for a child's bedroom. Includes a built-in desk, bookshelves, and a roll-around file cart and chair.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 40

Twin partition closets serve adjacent bedrooms.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1964 (v.122#3) pg. 140

Attic storage unit is ideal for an attic bedroom. It features a built-in clothes closet, shelves, drawers, drop-front desk, storage cabinets, and a bookcase with adjustable shelves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1967 (v.128#3) pg. 136

Freestanding room divider storage cabinet. One side features a clothes closet with sliding doors and storage for folding chairs and a card table. The other side incorporates bookshelves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1967 (v.128#3) pg. 136

How to frame and enclose an extra closet 20" deep in the corner of a room.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1968 (v.130#3) pg. 122

Bookcase forms a closet area when placed out from a wall instead of tight into a corner.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1969 (v.131#5) pg. 158

Peninsula closet between living room and foyer serves as a coat closet and a cabinet for stereo equipment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 130

Installing a ceiling-mounted closet light which turns on automatically when the door is opened.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1990 (v.167#2) pg. 81

Wall panel (7-ft.x7-ft.x10") accommodates sleeping equipment and storage for two guests.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1970 (v.197#3) pg. 86

Build a desk or hobby center into a 2-ft. deep closet (with sliding doors) not fully needed for a child's clothes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 95

Building a new closet out into a room, directly in front of a door leading to the old closet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 96

Replace a conventional closet door with this hinged magazine rack that displays the magazines upright with their covers out. The rack conceals the fact that there is a closet behind the rack.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 97

Two-faced closets you can add to your home. Add-on closets have two sets of doors which make them accessible from two different rooms.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1980 (v.216#1) pg. 140

Three ways to make use of under-stair space. (1) Giant terrarium. (2) Telephone niche with built-in seat. (3) Walk-in storage with deep shelves under stairs (shelves pull out for access).
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1980 (v.216#2) pg. 129

Build this free-standing closet which doubles as a room divider. Built from particle board and plywood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1981 (v.219#3) pg. 88

Attach a fold-down stool to the back of a closet or pantry door. This will make it safer and easier to reach things on the top shelf.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1982 (v.220#5) pg. 160

The secret behind the swinging bookcase. Turn a closet door into usable storage and the closet into a hidden vault.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1982 (v.221#5) pg. 89

How to build a new closet into the corner of an existing room.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 36
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1987 (v.2#9) pg. 13

Closet wall hides hi-fi unit.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Aug 1963 (v.34#8) pg. 106

Build a closet in a door.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.34#9) pg. 82

How to install a hidden storage compartment for valuables in the floor of a closet.
SUNSET Mar 1982 (v.168#3) pg. 158

How to make a quick corner closet. Muslin on pulleys is used to conceal a modular metal storage system.
SUNSET Oct 1984 (v.173#4) pg. 136

Five great closets to build from scratch. Shallow hall closet, child's walk-in closet, paneled wall system and transom closet, and rolling rack.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 24 1984 (v.47#9) pg. 74, 161

Bedroom storage wall with two walk-in closets.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1964 (v.20#4) pg. 14

Pair of entry closets are designed to be used either open, creating an alcove, or closed. Small drawers, storage or display shelves, garment hooks and full length mirrors are included in the closets.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1974 (v.30#4) pg. 38

How to enlarge an old fashioned closet. Shows how a 3x4-ft. closet in the corner of a room was torn out and a new 7-ft. closet was constructed.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1977 (v.33#1) pg. 78

How to build, remodel, or convert a closet to make it a more useful storage place.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 66

Tip: Wasted space under an enclosed stairway can be turned into a closet.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 67