Making a wooden bracket to hold a closet pole--questions
My son's closet is only 20" wide. Usually in closets in older homes, I see 1x3's nailed at pole height around the inside of the closet, and then pole hanging cups are screwed to this wood.
If I do this, I'll lose almost 10% of my available hanging width.
What I'm thinking is, to rotozip some of the plaster out, mount the wood directly to studs, feather in the edges with compound, and paint it all the wall color, since the wood would be inserted flush to the walls anyway. Also, instead of screwing the cup hardware to the wood inserts, I'd drill out a hole at each end to recieve the pole. The hole on one end would get a mortised sliding entry ramp at the top, so you'd fit the pole into one end, then angle slide it into the other cupped hole.
Is there a better way, or am I on the right track here?