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Slanted Closet Ceiling Solved!

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I used Modular Closets to design a pallet wall walk in closet with slanted ceilings
  • slanted closet ceiling solved , closet, wall decor
My latest DIY project tackles two things I'm passionate about: pallet walls & slanted ceilings. Since our office is a converted house, my CEO's office (read: master bedroom) has a nice empty walk-in closet = perfect project location. After removing the old wire shelving and window moldings, I marked off my studs to assure the securest possible anchor.
  • slanted closet ceiling solved , closet, wall decor
As chance would have it, I secured myself a bunch of free pallets- Here they are in my backyard.
I started by using a Sawzill, or reciprocating saw, to saw into the nails holding the cross boards to the main frame. Took a while to find the right blade, and I ended up switching over to a standard handsaw. This allowed me to saw the boards along the edge of the frame. The pieces ended up being smaller, but I found this method to be the easiest of all.
  • slanted closet ceiling solved , closet, wall decor
After sanding down my pallet boards & setting up my 2.5" Nail Compressor, I began nailing the boards onto my closet wall at staggered intervals. I left a space where I knew the center Drawer Unit I'd planned to go under the window would be, figuring the drawer fronts would block the back wall.
  • slanted closet ceiling solved , closet, wall decor
After finishing the lower half, it was time to tackle the slanted angles of the roof. Proud of this: I used a board held to the angle of the slant to mark my trim line on the pallet board that would be cut to fit the angle. Nice DIY tactic, if I do say so myself ::)
  • slanted closet ceiling solved , closet, wall decor
Oddly satisfying, fitting in the last few angular pieces:)
  • slanted closet ceiling solved , closet, wall decor
The finished wall, before closet install
  • slanted closet ceiling solved , closet, wall decor
I planned out my Modular Closet to stand at 78" from the floor at the highest tower, calculating a 6" filler base I'd create using our matching filler strips. The base came out approximately 16" from the base to account for the 14" depth of the Modular Closet components & around 2" of pallet wall. I opted to just keep the Shelf Towers without adding closet Drawers to them. Mounting the Shelf Towers (without their included floor supports) & smaller Shelf Unit left me some space in between to construct my own hanging area from a Rod & Shelf. I wanted the staggered descending heights of the units to flow with the roof's slant.
  • slanted closet ceiling solved , closet, wall decor
Next morning, I went to Lowes & bought some discount cacti & a planter under the window. Fashioning a box from some leftover pallet boards was a cinch.
  • slanted closet ceiling solved , closet, wall decor
Finished! Still need to put the remaining Drawer pulls & finish around the windows...

Materials I used for this project:

  • Modular Closets   (http://www.modularclosets.com/collections/closet-modules)
  • Wood Stains   (Lowes)

To see more: http://www.modularclosets.com/blogs/themodule/modular-closet-diys-pallet-wall-walk-in-modular-closet

  • Beth A Essington

    Outstanding!!!

  • Kathleen Davis

    I like the contrast of the new white shelves with the rustic pallet wall.

  • Patty
    Patty Vancouver, WA

    Lord in heaven! Im in LOVE! Awesome job.

  • Kathy Conley
    Kathy Conley Spring Hill, TN

    Fantastic! Rustic pallets taken to the next level of awesomeness

  • Grace Smith
    Grace Smith Crystal Springs, MS

    You did a magnificent job. It's just perfect! And so doable!

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