Items For Building Shelves

Once you have determined where the shelves will be located focus on where the metal flange will be, then mark inside each of the screw holes with a pencil. Making sure you are level , insert your drywall anchors into your markings and hang the flange. The flanges do not come with screws so make sure your screw head is large enough for the holes provided. I turned this part over to the hubsters. He started by screwing 1×2 pieces of wood to the walls, making sure that each piece hit a stud in two places and was perfectly level. The portable miter saw is another indispensable shelf-building tool.

Got to say this looks fantastic and I’ll definitely be doing this in my closet ? Can I ask why did you decide to mitre the shelves together? I’m tempted to run the long shelf all the way to the end and leave it square, then just use one angle bracket to join the shorter shelf to the post. Rather than one big back panel, fitting individual back panels in between the shelves works too. Even 1/4″ plywood is amazingly good at stiffening the shelves, and also helps prevent racking of the whole shelving unit. Multiply strength by adding a center support. The shelf can then hold up more than twice the weight of two shorter shelves.

If you are building simple shelves rather than cubbies, you also need to add a long shelf support along the back wall of the closet. Simply cut another 1″x2″ board to the length of your shelves minus three inches. Make sure it is level and then screw this support to the studs along the back wall.

It’s also wise to place a drop sheet on the floor to make it easier to collect the drill dust.Use a masonry drill bit. The hollow shelf measures about 3 inches thick x 6 inches deep x 22 to 24 inches long. Cut the two sides and front of the shelf from ¾-inch-thick hardwood to form a rigid frame. Then, cut a 45-degree bevel onto both ends of the shelf front and onto one end of each side piece.

These are the wall shelves we have build, waiting to help us storing all kind of items. We hope that we’ve proved to you that building wall shelves isn’t as complicated as it might seem. If you need heavy- duty shelves, you can use both stronger brackets, as well as stronger shelves. It is up to you to choose the materials, finishes or dimensions of the wall.

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