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Planning Your Wood Closet System


Typically wood closets are designed in a similar way to any other storage system, so a designer will begin with an organizational layout or floor plan while assessing your clothing collection and space.  However, when it comes to styling the closet skill and expertise are required. Best to tell the service coordinator when booking the design appointment that there is a serious interest in exploring wood.


Your designer will provide recommendations based on your current needs and the area of workable space.  There are many different types of wood closets to choose from like walk-ins, dressing rooms, and wardrobe closets.  These types of systems work well if you desire wood with a variety of trimmings and wood elements.  A budget for the project will also be a consideration to discuss with the designer since wood is more costly than working in melamine.


During the design process, your designer will integrate complementary accessories and embellishments like architectural moldings, solid wood doors and drawer fronts.  Another critical element is to determine the thickness of the system’s shelves and panels.  With regards to panels and shelving, our designers can recommend paneling thicker than the normal ¾” thick profiles, reaching up to 2 1/4” thick and upward.


Our designers can recommend a wide variety of options including moldings and millwork in Acanthus Leaves, Rope, Egg, and Dart.  Perhaps, you’ll want more subtle options with a more colonial and subdued look and feel.  For those who are seeking a more luxurious style for your wood closet, consider onlays to create designs like lions with wings, scrolls and other elements to add extravagance.


Now that your wood system has all the essentials, you’ll want to consider the final element – the finish.  For some, this may include several colors or the addition of glazing while others prefer a clear coat showing off the natural color of the wood. The stain is one of the most important details when designing your dream wood closet; we understand that your finish can indeed set the tone for the project.



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