How To Build Cheap And Easy Diy Closet Shelves

These wire baskets are another great DIY shelving idea to try that seems pretty easy to complete. You will love how quickly you are able to store things in your child’s room, nursery, or play area. Not everyone wants to get out power towels to build their own shelving units.

Use a framing square and check again if the line is correct. This step is essential to be made properly, otherwise the shelf won’t align in the closet. Getting the 90º is critical, so use the framing square. In this picture you can see how we installed the dowel, using a rubber hammer.

You can hang it from the wall or place it by the corner–free standing. I nailed a couple of small nails into the vertical supports from the shelf above and that has been plenty to keep them in place. They were a pretty secure fit even without that, but I wanted to be thorough, especially since these are in a kid’s room. I haven’t had any trouble with them since I built them a year and a half ago. It is easiest to paint all of the pieces of wood for your closet shelves before installing them.

After you have installed the brackets, it’s time to cut the actual shelves. The first step is to measure the needed dimension of the shelf, by using a tape measurement. Keep in mind that is better to cut the self 1/10” (0.2 cm) shorter, if you are constrained by two walls, as allow it a small clearance space.

Fascinated by all sort of tools, Pete loves reading and writing about all the latest gadgets and accessories that hit the market. His other interests include astronomy, hiking, and fishing. Then loosen the second 2×4 that you placed on the first 2×4, remove the entire front of the shelving unit.

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