Closet Organization: A Simple Shelf and Rod System

Double the storage space in your closet.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Clamps
  • Air compressor
  • Brad nail gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Stud finder
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Jigsaw
  • Stepladder
  • Safety glasses
  • Speed square
  • Utility knife
  • Wood glue

You'll also need tools to apply a stain or other finish.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 3/4“ x 4' x 8' sheets of oak plywood (1-1/2)
  • 1/2“ x 2-1/2“ hook strip (24')
  • 1/2“ x 3-1/2“ hook strip (9')
  • 1/4“ x 3/4“ x 8' screen molding (4)
  • 1-1/16“ closet rod (8')
  • Pairs of rod holders (4)
  • 6d finishing nails (1 lb.)
  • 80-grit sandpaper

You'll also need a stain or other finish.