Installing Custom Closets

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 12, Part 3

Bob turns his attention to storage and workspace in the kitchen, where he assists with the installation of Merillat cabinets and Silestone countertops. In the master bedroom, Marcy Weisburgh (from California Closets) is designing the closet space, and, in the master bathroom, Bob is helping general contractor Charlie Tomaszewski install a new vanity.
Part 1: Installing the Kitchen Cabinets
Part 2: Discussing Silestone Countertops and Countertop Templating
Part 3: Installing Custom Closets
Bob enters the master suite to observe Marcy Weisberg (from California Closets) installing custom closets. The homeowners asked for 'his' and 'hers 'sections in their 12' x 6' closet space. The closet frames are built out of high-pressure furniture-grade particle board with a mahogany finish.

First, the installer screws a metal bar into the studs with a tempered screw. After that, he puts in the vertical partitions for strength, then the horizontal members. The hardware on the cam-locking shelf is inserted into the vertical partitions, and the cam locks into place much like a piece of knock-down furniture.

Marcy explains that the closet systems are priced by component-- partitions and accessories. After the system is installed, it will be separated from the rest of the master suite by a Japanese Shoji screen.
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.





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