To Build a Makeshift Closet, you have to remove all the shelves from an old 6-foot-by-30-inch bookcase except the bottom shelf. After that, Drill two pilot holes through the exterior of the bookcase and into the end of the bottom shelf with a 1/8-inch drill bit. You need to drive 1/4-inch-by-2-inch wood screws through the side of the bookcase and into the shelf. Then, Measure the depth of your bookcase and divide that measurement in half to find the center on each side of the bookcase. You should Mark the center measurement on the exterior of each side for the depth mounting location of your closet rod.
Next, Measure the inside width of your bookcase. You can cut a length of 2-inch dowel rod to equal your width measurement. Forth, Measure a distance of about six to eight inches from the top of your bookcase for the installation height of the 2-inch dowel rod. You have to Mark this measurement on the exterior sides of the bookcase. After that, check your measurements to ensure both marks are in the same location on each side of the bookcase. You need to Use the 1/8-inch drill bit to drill one pilot hole at the closet rod location through each side of the bookcase.
Then, Center the ends of the 2-inch dowel over the pilot holes in the sides of the bookcase. You should Insert the drill bit through the pilot hole and drill a pilot hole into each end of the dowel. Next, Drive 1/4-inch-by-3-inch wood screws through the pilot hole into the bookcase exterior and into the end of the dowel. You must permanently install the dowel at the top of your bookcase helps support the bookcase frame at the top of your closet. Forth, Tack a fabric curtain or bed sheet to the top of the bookcase.
You must make sure the curtain or sheet measurement is equal to or slightly wider and longer than your bookcase. You have to Use decorative upholstery tacks spaced about one to two inches apart. You need to Use a hammer to drive the tacks through the fabric and into the bookcase.