Cost to Install Cedar Closet Lining
Find the average cost to install cedar closet lining yourself compared with hiring a carpenter. Use your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a pro to do the job. Learn what to consider and the steps involved.
A good way to repel insects from damaging clothes stored away in a closet is by lining the closet walls with cedar planks. While cedar is not foolproof protection against moths, the oil in the material deters insects, making the closet a safer storage area than one with ordinary wallboard.
A carpenter will charge $946 to install cedar planks in a typical 180-square foot closet, but you can buy the material and do it yourself for $390 and save 59 percent. The planks come packaged in boxes that cover approximately 15-square feet. Along with the material, you'll need basic tools to do the job: a claw hammer, tri-square, saw, and nails or adhesive to fasten the planks to the walls.
Of course, for many, the most challenging aspect of the job is emptying the closet. You'll have to remove the existing rod, shelving and molding which can be saved to reinstall later. You measure the planks to size, cut them to fit and then assemble the tongue and groove edges together locking them in place. Remember, it's a good idea to measure twice, then cut once.
Over time, cedar oils may crystallize on the surface, sealing in the aroma. You can regenerate the scent with a light sanding fades when needed.
National Average Cost
Install Cedar Closet Lining
- DIY 75%
- PRO 25%