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How to make a hidden storage closet

If you have thought to add a hidden storage closet, here is your chance to learn how! There are 10 steps that you have to follow in order to succeed. You should start by cutting a slanted door into a stairwell and camouflage it by painting broad stripes across the entire wall and trick it by adding a strip of matching baseboard to the bottom of the door.

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In short, here are the 10 steps that you have to follow when you want to make a hidden storage closet: 1 – locate studs with a stud finer in the appropriate place ; 2 – measure and cut drywall – first draw level lines vertically on the studs to be cut, then measure, draw a line parallel to the stairs, cut along lines with a drywall saw and remove drywall;

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3 – cut and remove studs in the opening and the bottom plate; 4 – make and install jamb – first measure the sides and angled top of the opening and cut pine for the jamb, istall the jamb flush with the drywall using wood screws; 5 – measure the space for door and cut; 6 – fill, sand, prime and paint – fill the crack and the drywall with joint compound and sand until it becomes invisible;

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7 – install hinges – drill 3 equally spaced holes on the back face of the long side of the door and install flush mount hinges; 8 – attach door – hold the door with the hinges in place on the jamb and screw to the jamb using wood screws, then install magnetic stops from door to jamb; 9 – fix baseboard – reinstalling baseboard  on wall and install a piece on the door; 10 – finishing touches – caulk, prime and paint the door and wall and this is it!{found on homedepot}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on June 26, 2012

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