How To Build Cheap And Easy Diy Closet Shelves
Learn how to build strong and sturdy pantry shelving (or walk-in closet shelving or garage shelves) with this detailed tutorial. Using the 1×4, cut the horizontal pieces that will cover the edge of each shelf. Make sure the top sits flush with the shelf before attaching with glue and a nail gun. You should have a small sander should in your toolbox for shelf building. The most common sander, the orbital sander, can be electric or air-powered. Sanders are vital for smoothing and rounding rough edges, and preparing the shelves for paint.
Next, cut each shelf part to its finished length by cutting a 45-degree bevel on each end. Glue and nail together the parts to form the rectangular-shaped box shelf. Now, conceal the exposed plywood edges around the front of the box with 1½-inch-wide, adhesive-backed iron-on veneer. Cut the veneer to length with scissors and then use a hot clothes iron to adhere the veneer to the plywood edge.
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Wood is screwed into the wall like in the picture above. The space inches between the woods depends on what you want to place on it. It is advisable that you use hardwood for this construction as it is sturdier and firmer.
The planning part is maybe the most important one, of the whole process. After you have cut the bracket, you should drill two holes. For proper holes use a good wood drill bit, and try to drill on the median line of the lumber, as to avoid cracking the wood.