How Do You Build A Storage Shelf?
Building shelving for storage is a simple way to get bins and items off of the floor. Shelving not only increases the amount of space you have for storage, it also adds organization and flexibility, whether in a house, a shed or a garage. Storage shelves are a simple, inexpensive project to complete: The supplies and tools needed to make storage shelving can be purchased at any hardware store. Measure the location for your shelves and mark the spots with a pencil. Purchase pieces of lumber that are long enough to build several shelves and wide enough to hold boxes and other items. Cut your lumber down to size. Shelves should be 3 to 5 feet long and 1 to 2 feet wide. Alter the dimensions to fit your individual shelving design. Sand the lumber once it has been cut to remove any splinters and rough edges, then paint or stain in a well-ventilated area. Allow the pieces of wood to dry for 24 to 48 hours. Place a pencil mark 2 to 3 inches inside the edges of each shelf and each measurement y