I’ve always wanted to be something of a handyman, but I have no training or experience. So, when our old Ikea standing closet collapsed into many pieces in a freak moving-it from-the-living-room-to-the-bedroom accident, I told Helen I would build her a new one. I’ve never built a closet before, but I figured it couldn’t be that difficult, so I went to Home Depot and started picking out pieces of wood.
Fortunately for me a Home Depot employee named Joe D took an interest in my project. It turns out Joe was a carpenter, and had far superior knowledge about what goes into the building of a closet than I did. With his help, I was able to put together the following:
When I come back from camp, I’ll add a bar at the top so that a curtain can hang in front. I’ll also flip the rod the clothes are hanging from (it’s upside down right now), and probably stain the whole thing (which I probably should’ve done first). Many thanks to Helen and Ariel for all their help!