DIY: A Guide to Building Storage Shelves for Beginners – Get Organized Today!
Building storage shelves can be intimidating for many. But with the right tools, materials and guidance, anyone can construct these essential household items. Let’s look at the steps to build storage shelves.
The first step is to measure the size of the shelves according to the size of the objects you wish to keep on them. Measure the shelf length, width, and thickness. It is best to opt for a thicker plank when placing heavy objects, such as tools or other supplies.
Once you have the measurements, use a vertical saw to cut the wooden planks in the desired shape and size. Cut two vertical planks, such as 24 inches long, for the support and the sides, and four smaller planks, such as 10 inches long, for the shelves.
Now it’s time to put the pieces together. Start by placing the 10-inch plank horizontally on a worktable and setting two vertical 24-inch slabs at the ends at a 90-degree angle. Secure the planks together with adhesive. Then proceed to place the four 10-inch planks at an interval of six inches between them with the last one on the top and secure them in place with nails.
Once all the wood is secured, you can use a 120-grit sandpaper to smooth the surface and eliminate possible rough edges. This step is important in order to give the shelf a nice, neat finish.
To complete the shelf, apply varnish or paint for a finished look. Also, you may want to install a hook on the middle portion of the top to hang the shelf if desired. And, it is extremely important to secure the shelving unit to a wall if it is large and on the ground so it will not topple over if children try to climb it.
Building storage shelves may seem daunting at first, but it is certainly worth the effort. All you need is to have the necessary tools and materials, accurate measurements, and patience to get the job done. Once you have the shelf ready, it can be used to house virtually anything you like – books, tools, office supplies, kitchenware, etc. Storage shelves can help make your home looks organized and attractive, while also providing a great way to keep items organized. With these tips, you can easily turn your DIY dream into a reality and make the best use of the limited space you may have.