How To Build A Wall For A Closet

One of the easiest ways to add a closet to a room is by creating a wall for it. The key here is you need enough space between your existing walls and ceiling to accommodate two pieces: the new closet and its door. This project can be done with wood, plastic or vertical panels that are easy to put together and cut into size. You can also make brackets out of wood or use clear packing tape as an alternative method for securing them in place before attaching them onto your existing walls with screws or nails.

There are some prerequisites for this project, including having access from underneath the floorboards where we’ll put our plates when building up over them. Also required will be some drywall screws (3 inches long) so they can penetrate through both pieces of plywood without breaking through any other structural support materials like joists etcetera.”

The first step is to mark a path for the wall.

The first step is to mark a path for the wall. You can use a level to make sure the wall is straight, and make marks as you go. Measure each side of your closet with a tape measure so that they’re both the same length, then mark it off on either side of where you want to install your new closet door.

For example: If you have an 8 foot long space in between two doors in which you would like to add another door (or sliding door), measure 10 feet from one end and start marking where the studs are located on either side of this point if they aren’t already marked from previous projects/renovations done on site before purchasing property; then use those studs’ locations as guide points for measuring outwards towards each end (upwards if installing overhead track system) so there’s enough room for cables etcetera without hitting pipes/wires etcetera when pulling doors open or closed without hitting anything else which could cause damage down the line.

You can use wood, plastic or vertical panels

There are many materials to choose from for building your closet wall. The most common material is wood, but it’s also the most expensive. If you’re on a budget, plastic is your best bet because it’s cheaper and more durable than wood. However, if you don’t mind paying a little more money and would rather have something that looks nicer in your closet, vertical panels may be the better choice. Vertical paneling comes in various colors and styles, so it’s easy to find something that works with your decorating scheme.

In addition to choosing between wood versus plastic or vertical panels versus horizontal ones there are several different types of hardware options available too: screws (for attaching them directly into studs), nails (for attaching them directly into studs), staples (for attaching them without using any other fasteners)

You’ll need enough screws/nails/staples depending on what type of paneling material you choose so please keep this in mind when placing orders.

You can make brackets out of wood

In general, brackets are a great way to secure a panel to a wall. A bracket is usually made from one piece of material and has holes in it for screws or nails.

Brackets can be used to secure a panel to a wall or ceiling. They’re commonly made from wood, plastic or metal.

Use clear packing tape to secure brackets.

Once you have secured the brackets to your wall, use clear packing tape to secure them. Clear packing tape is strong and durable, which makes it great for this project. It can be used in many ways, including securing brackets and taping off areas that need to be painted. The best part is that it’s easy to remove if you ever want to take down or reposition the brackets

Place the panel next to the plates and diagonally cut away any excess.

The panel will have to be cut to size. Most walls are 8 feet tall, so if that’s the case, you’ll need to cut your panel down to 7-feet-3/4inches in length. This can be done with any power saw: a handsaw, miter saw, jigsaw, reciprocating saw (or saber saw), or even a hacksaw… but we recommend using whichever one you’re most comfortable with.

Next up? Screwing everything together

Apply plaster over the brackets with a trowel.

  • Apply plaster over the brackets with a trowel.
  • Mix together the cement, sand and water in a bucket by stirring it with a shovel or hoe until it’s smooth and pourable. If you’re using any other tools (like an electric drill), make sure that they are properly grounded to avoid electrical shock.
  • Apply plaster in even layers by smoothing out each layer before applying another one to ensure that your wall is as level as possible without leaving any gaps or cracks that can easily be avoided if you’re careful enough in this step of building walls for closets

Fill in any gaps between the panel and the wall with either a joint compound or modified joint compound

  • Fill in any gaps between the panel and the wall with either a joint compound or modified joint compound.
  • Use a trowel to apply the joint compound.
  • Let it dry completely before sanding. Use 120 grit sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots on your surface, being careful not to use too much pressure or else you’ll pull up some of your newly applied joint compound.

Sand the entire surface smooth with 120 grit sandpaper.

In the next step, you’ll sand the entire surface smooth with 120 grit sandpaper. Sanding should be done using a circular motion and with a sandpaper block to avoid getting finger prints in your paint. You’ll want to make sure that there is no shine or glossiness left on the walls after this step, as it will show through in your final coat of paint.

Don’t overdo it! If you’re too aggressive with your sanding, you may need to start again from scratch or make multiple passes at various levels of roughness until you are satisfied with how smooth they feel underfoot (or in this case, hand). Also keep in mind that if there is any water residue still on these surfaces when painting begins later on, it will prevent proper adhesion between layers — so don’t be afraid about using too much water during cleaning — just do so sparingly

This project is simple and can be done by anyone.

Anyone can do this project. It’s not that hard, and you can complete it in a day or weekend, or even in just a few hours. If you’re like me and enjoy long walks on the beach and daily meditation sessions, then you might want to take longer than that. But if you’re busy with your life and don’t want to spend too much time building walls while everyone else is out there living theirs, this project will be effortless for you! You could even finish it in just a few minutes (depending on how many screws are already holding up your walls). Or maybe even seconds

Let’s get started


For this project, you will need some basic materials and tools. It should take no more than a weekend to complete. Follow these steps carefully in order to build your own wall for a closet

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