How to Build a Wall-to-Wall Closet

Steal a few feet from the end of your bedroom and add a wall-to-wall closet system. Here are the step-by-step instructions.

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
  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Stud finder
  • Caulk gun
  • Caulk gun
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Chalk line
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Framing square
  • Hearing protection
  • Stepladder
  • Pry bar
  • Safety glasses
  • Speed square

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • 2x4s
  • 1/2-in. drywall
  • Double doors, prehung (two sets)
  • Construction adhesive
  • Toggle bolts, 1/4-in. x 4-in.
  • 16d nails
  • 8d finish nails
  • 3-in. drywall screws
  • Shims