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How to build a minimalist wardrobe

How to build a minimalist wardrobe


Easier to assemble than a flat pack

If your addiction to the latest fashion trends is making your wardrobe burst at the seams, we've found an easy and stylish way to create some extra space.

Carinya's Closet Rod Bracket is a chic addition to any bedroom or open robe, ideal for aesthetically organising suit jackets, ironed shirts and dresses.

Perfectly versatile, the Closet Rod Bracket:

  • Attaches to any existing wall space or robe
  • Doubles as a floating shelf to maximise floor space
  • Is made from durable steel
  • Is finished with an elegant, white powder coat

The tools you'll need

tools to build your own closet

Stud finder

Studs are boards of wood beneath drywall that frame and support walls. It's best to mount shelves or anything heavy directly to the wall studs, as they serve as stronger supports compared to a plaster wall.

Residential stud finders are relatively inexpensive and the most accurate way of finding a stud. As a starting point, you can find a stud in a corner or next to an outlet.

You can also tell where a stud is by knocking on the wall. A dense, muffled sound means there's a stud directly beneath your hand. A hollow noise means drywall.


The Closet Rod Bracket does not include screws, so you'll need to source your own according to how much weight you're planning on setting on your floating shelf and closet rack. You can pick up screws, the Closet Rod Bracket, and ask for DIY advice at your local Bunnings Warehouse.


A drill makes any job faster and easier. Drills also create pilot holes, which are essential for the longevity of your screws and studs.

When you drive screws into wood without first drilling pilot holes, wood needs to be pushed out of the way to make room for the screw. This puts pressure on the surrounding wood, which can lead to splitting and cracking over time.

DIY for beginners

If you struggle putting IKEA drawers together, we've got you covered.

Step 1: Find the right space

Find the ideal space on your wall by identifying where the studs are located, and how you'd like the floating shelf and open wardrobe to complement the existing interior design. Mark the place with pencil or pen, so you'll know where to drill your holes.

Step 2: Drill pilot holes

Use a drill on low speed to create holes in the places you've marked. Keep the drill on a low, controlled speed and slowly create a hole in the spot you've marked for your closet rod and shelf. Gently apply some pressure while drilling, and you'll know when you've hit a stud.

Step 3: Fit the two closet rod brackets

Using a drill or screwdriver, attach the two white closet rod brackets with screws to your wall. Secure a shelf to the top of the brackets, and fit a rod to the brackets.

Decorative advice

wadrobe used to maximise floorspace

The open wardrobe looks best as a minimalist display, so we recommend keeping your best looking pieces here to keep the feature looking neat and colourful.

The floating shelf could be used as a bookshelf or display area for plants, candles and gift cards.


Carinya's Closet Rod Bracket retails for $5.50 at Bunnings Warehouse. You'll require at least two to attach a rod and shelf to any wall space.

The rod and shelves are sold separately, but you can ask your local hardware store for their compatible range and prices.

See here for some more creative storage solutions.

We're here to help

If you have any questions about the product or would like to know more, get in touch online or visit Bunnings to speak with one of their home improvement experts.

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