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Useful closet only 6 inches deep.

What do you do with a 6-inch-deep closet between your dining room and kitchen? Says Lisa Straight of Seattle: "If a bowl of cashews topples to the floor just before the guests arrive, I swing open the doors, pull out a dustpan and broom, and get rid of the mess." Add a mop, a whiskbroom, spray-on cleaners, and rags, and this narrow storage space holds rescue from many small catastrophes.

The closet, which is 33 inches wide and 82 inches high, fits between two door jambs on the inside of a short hall between kitchen and dining room. It's framed with clear fir 1 -by-6s, while its front is trimmed with fir 1-by-2s.

Wine bottles are stored (for short periods only) on top of the closet; the bottles tilt up about an inch because their shoulders rest on the door trim. Metal brackets mounted 4 inches above the top of the closet support a 10 1/2-inch-deep shelf for oversize bottles and carafes.

The two louvered doors are hung on pairs of cabinet hinges. They swing neatly shut and stay in place without catches, but you could use magnetic catches mounted to the doors and an interior shelf.
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Date:Sep 1, 1989
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