Building a closet

CEFreemanAugust 23, 2014

Hello all! Kind of a quiet board, I see. Well, I'll ask anyway. :)

I plan to build a closet in a room that should have had one. What would be the minimum, practical depth I should plan for this? 24" inside?

Thanks,
Christine

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HandyMac

Clothes closet?

Minimum 24" inside.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 11:34AM
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kirkhall

Yup!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:23AM
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jellytoast

Out of curiosity, what is the MINIMUM required WIDTH for a closet?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 12:04PM
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CEFreeman

Minimum width? I don't know at all if there's a code minimum, but I'd say minimum would be wide enough to get a garment on a hanger into. Maybe wide enough for a pair of shoes.

After all, gym lockers are considered wide enough. But they're far from deep enough!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 12:22PM
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SaltiDawg

"After all, gym lockers are considered wide enough. But they're far from deep enough!"

You mean you are unable to stow your baseball bats laying down?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 1:16PM
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jellytoast

I guess I should have specified minimum PRACTICAL width for the space to actually be considered a true closet, not a gym locker.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 2:24PM
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live_wire_oak

The minimum width has to do with the width of the door. The door will be smaller than the interior width, simply because of framing requirements. There are some pantry or bath closets with 16" doors, and 24" interior width. That could work for hanging clothes, but not very many of them!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 6:00PM
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worthy

If you're really cramped for space, 18"-19" deep will do.
(Be sure to account for the drywall on top of the framing.)

To see how much space you'll feel comfortable with, place a shirt or jacket on the hangers you're using and measure. Wood or heavy plastic hangers will require more space. In D.C., probably not many parkas or snowsuits.

This post was edited by worthy on Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 16:58

    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 4:52PM
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