Backhall cabinetry - plan B...will this work?
First let me say thanks to all who repsonded regarding my Ikea Pax question.
I love Pax and I think someday I will get that, but as a temporary solution we have decided to NOT move the bathroom door or do any wall moving and just use the almost 30" width we have. The hall is 50" deep but with another door at the end of the wall, really 20 - 21" is the max depth I can have for a cabinet.
This change of plan is mostly due to the time and energy component and I would like to have something before it gets too cold (and its 34 degrees this morning...ofcourse yesterday it was almost 80). Plus $350 for shipping the Ikea is high and I don't really see us driving 9 hours one way in the next few months.
I have looked everywhere I can think and I am trying to do this cheap so down the road I can do the "ideal" solution. I was thinking of getting the 24" base drawers and then putting this 24" utility cabinet over it. They are 16.5" deep and I found some hangers that are 15" and my coats should just barely fit - 16" with the coats on the hanger. Was thinking I could use the drawers for shoes, dog leashes etc.
My ceilings are 108" so it should fit and I can hang the clothes rod at about 75" as we are both very tall. I was then going to add a sheet of beadboard on the sides to help it tie in with the adjacent kitchen.
Will this work? Structurally? Any issues that you can think of.
I did think of buying both the 24" and the 36" cabinet and trying to use parts from both to create a 24" wide by 20" deep cabinet. I would then pull the base drawers forward so it all lines up and cover the sides with beadboard. I called the mfg and the girl didn't know if it would work or not, but I thought it might be worth a shot. I could use the 36X16 in my garage for storing chemicals that I would prefer to lock up.
What do you think?
Here is a link that might be useful: Proposed cabinetry