Build storage shelf, solid wood furniture desk - For You

Categories: Wooden Work Bench | Author: admin 18.10.2013

When you build your own storage space you eliminate some of the usual hassle of fitting your stuff into the storage shelves because you can build them to your own specifications. If you’ve ever felt like your home could be featured on the TV show Hoarders, you know that good storage is vitally important for every home. Click here to jump down to where I provide step-by-step directions for building your own shelves or read on for a few thoughts about purchasing shelves.
There are lots of great shelving options available, and my initial plan was to purchase some.
Material: Building your own shelves probably means wood construction, but purchased shelves are available in a variety of materials that provide different benefits. Not sure why we didn’t look into building something like these ourselves in the first place, but we purchased five heavy duty plastic shelving units at HoDe for just under what you built this whole unit for. After looking at the reference to AdvanTech sheathing, it would seem to me that if the cost wasn’t significantly higher, that might be a better choice for moisture- resistance reasons, unless it has much less strength. And yes, they serve incredibly well for pantry food storage also(canned goods, potatoes, and similar) Cedar would be expensive but it sure would help with the bugs we have here. I have been looking for sturdy shelves to hold a record collection, but nothing in the stores that will hold the weight is within my price range.


Your beefed up shelving unit will do the trick, especially with edge supports and stretchers. If you have things that are varying heights you can accommodate them by spacing your shelves to your desired heights. With the right shelves, bins and probably a yard sale, you can eliminate clutter and create a well organized space. By changing the individual shelf height, you can ensure that there isn’t any wasted space from a shelf being too big or too small. You make a lot of the same cuts, there are no difficult calculations, and the shelves go together quickly.
They have a bunch of nice solid sheet metal shelves that are just bolted to 2x3s, some actually on their original supports, and a bunch more which are just sitting in their barn (along with a trailer containing a 2 story thing shelving unit that they haven’t gotten around to installing). These are white wire shelves what are pretty easy to adjust, and they used to hold dishes (LOTS of dishes) so I know they are super strong.
At the end of the post I describe ways to improve the strength of these shelves, and adding ribs is one of them.
The way we’ve built them can easily be adapted to fit these shelves and they will be much stronger.


I got as many of these shelves as I could fit in my house, I have 5 sets in the basement, one full of dishes, one is a pantry, and the other three are just plain old storage.
The difficulty usually comes in hauling it or finding shelves small enough to fit in a basement or garage space, at least that was my problem.
To see how this sturdy storage area was created with instructions read at the titled link below. The shelves were built and installed in about five hours, and they were by far the cheapest solution I found. If you don’t have a table saw or circular saw handy, get the sheets cut when you purchase them at your local DIY center. Or at least a block on the floor under the center of the bottom shelf, and legs in the center, the rest of the way up to the bottom of the top shelf.



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