The "next phase" of my long bedroom project was to hang my lightweight clothes hamper from the closet door. This allows me to keep the hamper parked in front of that door -- just about the only space for it -- and still get at the closet without having to slide it out of the way.
It's an aluminum frame with a mesh bag in it, so that's workable, at least as long as I don't load it up with wet towels.
I'd gotten as far as working out the bottom support -- a shelf hanging from ornate brackets of the general type I like to use where there's sufficient clearance -- but attaching top so the thing wouldn't go flying when I moved the door had me working through a series of unwieldy, ugly solutions. Then I realized one-hole conduit clamps would work nicely if I could find a size close enough to the tubes of the support frame for the hamper. Shaped like a question mark, the clamps are hidden by the mesh bag in the hamper and the "half-inch"* size was just right.
After this, I'll build either a big wardrobe/TV cabinet or a set of skinny shelves that will fit between my bed and the wall and hold another 11" shelf for storage cubes near the ceiling at the same height as the ones already along two walls. The big cabinet will be tricky; it's got to have doors to keep cats out of the clothing and the size means I'll need to use a different style of construction, 2 x 2 frames holding lightweight panels (maybe perforated masonite) for the sides and probably 1 x 3 frames and panels for the doors.
* Conduit "trade sizes" are related to the inner diameter, but it's best to just accept them as relative designations and move on instead of getting too fussy over matching the size to a measurement.
BUILDING A 1:1 BALUN
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