So, back to the closet. You may notice that the closet originally had 2 shelves. Some quick measuring, and we determined that the lower of the two shelves would stay but that my second shelf needed to be lower than that. So, I removed the upper shelf and the ledger board. The ledger for the lower shelf stayed and just received some fresh paint.
From here, I had to wait until my foreman (aka Dad) came back into town. Of course, he had a punch list to take care of before construction day, too. The shelves I had previously were only about 12" deep, and we determined that deeper shelves would be more functional and closer to the inspiration photo. So, prior to construction day, my dad used his spiffy biscuit cutter to join a 1x12 with a 1x3 and another 1x12 with a 1x6 to make 2 shelves roughly 14 and 17 inches deep. So, on Thanksgiving Eve, we embarked on building out the upper half. We placed the new, deeper upper shelf in place and then added the lower shelf.
- build platform and sitting bench
- upholster bench
- build custom wooden crates for under bench storage
- add bead board to exposed wall between hooks and bench
- add lighting (?)