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How to make floor-to-ceiling wardrobe column secure

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by potato80, 9 Jul 2020.

  1. potato80

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    Hi all

    As part of a walk-in-wardrobe build, I want a column of shelves sandwiched between two wardrobes in a corner ('column C' on the picture)

    The wardrobes are floor-to-ceiling, sturdy, and attached to the walls with battens.

    Although sturdy, unlike the wardrobes, Column C obviously doesn't reach the wall, so I'm unsure how to make it secure without the option of battens.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     

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    So do you mean you have say, a 12" gap across the diagonal, and want to create a 12" square box from floor to ceiling? With shelves?

    It would be fairly easy to make the unit freestanding, and slide it in.
    You could either screw through the base and top into the floor and ceiling.
    Or frame out the floor and ceiling with come 2x2 so that when the unit slides in, it stops.
    Potentially add a couple of verticals at the back between the ceiling/floor frames.
    The unit then slides in and you can screw throughat the back
     
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    In that space you could fit a revolving set of shelves?

    Round shelves, manufactured or just sheet material..
    Scaffold pole in socket on floor, socket on ceiling.
    Shelves spin on lazy Susan style bearings
     
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    Thanks. The idea of verticals attached to floor/ceiling frame makes sense :D I'll give it a bash
     
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    'We' are having a shoe collection issue, so this solution would be apt....
     
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    Or- you might need to make L shaped intermediate shelves, but a stack of kitchen corner units?
     
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    Really helpful, thanks. I'll avoid the revolving option for now; perhaps something for a modification in the future. ☮️
     
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