Step by step tutorial on how to build a room divider closet using basic tools and off the shelf plywood, paneling, and trim. Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com
2 - 4x8 sheets of 3/4" plywood, ripped into 6 strips 11-3/4" wide x 8 feet long (You'll have half a sheet leftover, you can add shelving over the closet rod or use on another project)
2 - 4x8 sheets of wall paneling - make sure the wall paneling is 48" wide or you will need to trim down to fit
2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
5 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
5 - 2x4 @ stud length or 8 foot (whatever is cheaper)
61" closet rod and sockets (or make your own as we did in the video)
We constructed the towers with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws but you can also use 2" brad nails or 2" self tapping screws (you'll need about 50 fasteners total for the two towers as shown)
You'll need about 20 2-1/2" self tapping wood screws (try SPAX or similar) for attaching the 2x4s on the back
Panel nails or brads for attaching the paneling
1-1/4" brad nails for attaching the 1x4 and 1x3 trim pieces
CUT LIST FOR AS SHOWN IN PHOTOS AND DIMENSIONS DIAGRAM
4 - 3/4" plywood @ 11-3/4" x 95" - tower sides - cut to fit height of your ceilings minus at least 1/2" for clearance
12 - 3/4" plywood @ 11-3/4" x 15-3/4" - tower shelves
5 - 2x4 @ 61-1/2"
2 - 1x4 @ 96"
5 - 1x3 - cut to fit in place
Build two towers with your choice of joinery. We used a Kreg Jig on the 3/4" setting with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws, two screws per joint.
Attach the two towers together with 2x4s on the back, flush to the back side.
Attach paneling with panel nails or fasteners that work with your materials to the 2x4s and back edges of the towers.
Cut the 1x4 top and bottom trim first and nail on with 1-1/4" brad nails.
Measure and cut the vertical 1x3 trim pieces and nail to the 2x4s and back edges of towers with 1-1/4" brad nails.
Hang closet rod on inside of closet.