Building Linen Armoire

Apr 15th

Linen armoire – Adding a linen closet to your bathroom or hall can be as simple as building a built-in cupboard. A built-in cabinet attaches directly to the wall, making it more stable and potentially a more efficient use of space than a stand-alone cabinet. Built-in cabinets are a great customized solution for issues such as linen storage. When you build your own closet, you will have space to store your clean sheets and towels out of sight so they will be useful when you have guests over.

Antique White Linen Armoire
Antique White Linen Armoire

Instructions

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Measure the space where you intend to install the built-in linen armoire, using a tape measure. Take the measurement along the wall to find the width and measure out of the wall to determine how deeply to make your cabinet. If you want to build floor to ceiling cabinet, measure the height of the wall. For smaller cabinets, simply measure vertically along the wall from the floor to the desired height. Use a control detector to locate the controls in the wall where you intend to install your finished cabinet. Mark the position of the studs easily on the wall with pencil.

These boards will be top and bottom panels for your linen armoire. Cut two pieces of 1/2 inch hardwood using the depth and height of the side panel cabinet. Arrange four boards you just cut in a rectangular shape, sandwiching the side panels between the ends of the upper and lower panels. Drive 1½ inch wood screws through top and bottom panels in the side pieces to secure the frame.