Master Closet System Shoe Cubbies

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About Project

A slide in cubby divider for the Master Closet System.  Fits shoes, handbags, and other small accessories.  Uses scraps leftover from the Master Closet System - so you can build this for free!

It's been a few days since we installed our new Master Closet system in our bedroom and yay!  the laundry is STILL all put away!

What a difference good storage can make in housekeeping.  And we are quite excited about knowing exactly what is in our closets, making regular closet cleanings easier and much more likely to happen.  

Perhaps my favorite part of the closet is I finally have a place for shoes! 
A girl has gotta have shoes  :)  Looks like I need to go shopping . . .
Fits the closet system


Shopping List

Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

8 - 1x16 @ 6 7/8"

1 - 1x16 @ 32 1/4"
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!


Step 1

Start by marking the center board on both sides with the square as shown above. Then use the Kreg Jig™ to drill pocket holes along one edge of all of the shelf boards as shown above. Set your Kreg Jig™ for 3/4" stock. Use glue and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach the shelves to the center divider.

I highly recommend using the Kreg Jig™ for this application because the cubby unit will not be permanently attached to the closet itself (so you can remove it) and using the Kreg Jig™ will ensure sturdy, square joints.

Step 2

And now just do the other side.

Step 3

And slide into your closet. You could permanently attach the cubby divider with screws or nails, but it's not necessary and gives you greater flexibility with your closet, if for example, your needs change over time.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.