Mordy
Mordy
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  • Lakewood, NJ

Slanted Closet Ceiling Solved!


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.
The Before Pic
The Before Pic
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...
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3 of 4 questions
  • Diana
    on Dec 10, 2016

    It looks like there are lights on the tops of the cabinets. Are there, and if so what kind?

  • Tammie B
    on Jul 7, 2018

    Where do you find to be the best places to get free pallets?

    • Sharon Bardonner
      on Dec 30, 2018

      I’ve seen several at commercial construction sites, especially when bricks have been delivered.

  • Mainiebets
    on Dec 30, 2018

    I just LOVE this! Beautiful job!! I am terrible with angle cuts. Would you mind explaining the “board held at angle” method in detail for me? Thanks so much!

    • Sharon Bardonner
      on Dec 30, 2018

      They way I interpreted it was to hold (or tack) one board horizontally level from the left edge of the wall. Place a second board along the ceiling edge, overlapping the first, and follow it to mark your angle on the first (horizontal) board.

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  • Renata
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Wonderful job. Hope it not like me and don't complete the job. Hate me when I do that, or should I say don't do that, lol.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Jan 9, 2019

    I have a wall in the top of our barn and would love to do this for storage. Thank you for sharing.

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