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    Gear Closet!

    I guess this counts at DIY.

    I finally got off my arse and got some work done on the gear closet. We had a small electrical fire here at the house last year...no wood caught, but the insulation melted off a bunch of (the previous owners slap-dash-craptastic) wires going through the basement and a closet. Long story short, I had to tear up the dry walled ceiling and everything in this closet. It went from this:

    Stucco and Fake Brick with 70's vintage brown shag carpeting!




    To this:

    Aromatic Red Cedar Paneling, Oak Ikea floors and Oak Trim and shelf bracing, with Ikea cabinet doors re-purposed as shelves. And slatwall on the left side wall with slatwall hooks to hang packs and quilts.



    The idea behind is that I'll have different seasons of gear in the various bins, including one bin (yet to be packed) that will be a "Bail Out Bin". The aromatic cedar paneling pulls moisture out of gear and does an amazing job pulling the smoke smell out of gear, and everything can be easily reached and thrown in the car (garage is just down the hall) in minutes.

    I still have to add a ceiling and a light switch to power the twin 24" florescent tubes I'm going to permanently install over the doorway projecting into the closet. Plus make a threshold to transition from the 70's vintage carpeting in the hall to the wood floor in the closet.

    All in all, I think I spent about $80 to build this closet.
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    Looks good! You should add it over to this thread :

    Gear storage/ Closet
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    Thanks for pointing that out! Posted!
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7DL Green
    Switchback (w/Netting) 1.9DL Green
    Grizzbridge (aka The Loaner)
    Grand Trunk - Deep Blue
    Trek Light in Olive

    Backwoods Daydreamer Winter Tarp - Red
    DIY "Deluxe" in Olive
    Warbonnet Superfly in Olive

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    great job that is what i need

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    Very Nice LR... i had a closet just for gear at one time... i moved everything into my sewing room in the basement much more room
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    Very Nice LR... i had a closet just for gear at one time... i moved everything into my sewing room in the basement much more room
    My sewing room was my gear room, but it's also the cats room...and I have a terrible fear of grabbing my quilts only to find a cat made a mess on them (if you know what I mean). Plus I really wanted a cedar lined closet, cause that's just cool.
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7DL Green
    Switchback (w/Netting) 1.9DL Green
    Grizzbridge (aka The Loaner)
    Grand Trunk - Deep Blue
    Trek Light in Olive

    Backwoods Daydreamer Winter Tarp - Red
    DIY "Deluxe" in Olive
    Warbonnet Superfly in Olive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    My sewing room was my gear room, but it's also the cats room...and I have a terrible fear of grabbing my quilts only to find a cat made a mess on them (if you know what I mean). Plus I really wanted a cedar lined closet, cause that's just cool.
    yeah i want one too ...
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    Looks good! Organiziation is always the best way to go! With that said I must confess that my gear is shattered all over the place. I can never find anything when I want it.
    Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppabear View Post
    Looks good! Organiziation is always the best way to go! With that said I must confess that my gear is shattered all over the place. I can never find anything when I want it.
    That's what prompted this. Packing, even for a weekend would take half a day because I spend most of my time searching for stuff.

    With this setup, I'll have a bin that I can throw in the car if it's a car camping weekend with friends, or I can hand pick and toss in the pack on the wall if it's lightweight backpacking.

    I'm sure the closet will sort itself out and get even more organized as I trim back to only gear I actually use.
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7DL Green
    Switchback (w/Netting) 1.9DL Green
    Grizzbridge (aka The Loaner)
    Grand Trunk - Deep Blue
    Trek Light in Olive

    Backwoods Daydreamer Winter Tarp - Red
    DIY "Deluxe" in Olive
    Warbonnet Superfly in Olive

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