The Client Needs
A professional client needed a small amount of clothing storage in a home office for work-related travel attire. As a returning client with other storage solutions I designed already in place, this project needed to fit within the established style and materials.
The area of work was a 74 inch wide space of open wall within a large home office. The potential for adjustment into guest room wardrobe in the future meant I needed to consider functional flexibility. The office area had no existing closet and limited lighting. Being part of an office environment meant also that it needed to be enclosed for a clean appearance and to mitigate dust accumulation between trips.
Closets to Go products are frameless European-style construction units that are either a typical backed, full-box, cabinet with flush toe-plate as opposed a true kick-box, or an open-backed stud-mounted system of vertical partitions with locking fixed and adjustable pin supported adjustable horizontals. Both styles have line-bored hole patterning for adjustability. The design included:
2 side by side cabinets each 36 inches wide and 86 ½ inches tall, a ¾ inch tall top cap with 3 in overhang to support the addition of lighting to see within the cabinet.
72 linear inches of short hang
18 inches of long hang
72 linear inches of folded storage with some adjustable shelving, some fixed
A combination of pull-outs for smaller items and laundry
3 Small Satin Nickel baskets 7” x 18” x 20”
1 Medium Satin Nickel basket 11” x 18” x 20”
Energy efficient LED lighting to illuminate the interior of the cabinet when necessary via a door-sensor
The specified sheet sheet good was used is a combination of ¾ in and ¼ in thick 4 ft x 8 ft pieces of high density CARB II compliant 100% recycled/recovered wood content particle board with both sides finished with a thermally fused laminate decorative overlays. This particular colorway was called Ridged Medina Driftwood. The door pulls were Stainless Steel oversized bar pulls.