Build Wood Shelves In Basement
The deeper shelves meant extra plywood and possible sagging so i put cross braces and extra 2 4 vertical posts in the middle front and back matching the corner posts.
Build wood shelves in basement. Attach another 8 foot 2 x 4 to the other ends to make the frame. Anthony pre drilled all of the screw holes and we used screws to attach everything. Take your first sheet of plywood and cut out 3 shelves each being 12 inches deep. Moving into a new house we need quite a few shelving units to store stuff.
Building this was easier than i expec. Cut four other 2 3 s at two feet long and nail them across the gap spaced 18 on center. Build cleats to attach to the studs and rest the shelves on them. Built one this weekend with a few variations pressure treated 2 4 footers damp basement floor shelves 3 feet deep and 2 3 shelf beams.
The total cost to build these shelves was about 42 dollars after lowe s coupon. This is not really a how to video but just a documentation of my experiences building this wooden storage shelf system. Building a workbench with storage in less than one hour only one plywood sheet and some 2x4 s duration. Dieter schneider 397 720 views.
We don t have a finished basement and we haven t figured out how it would be finished yet so we need some free standing shelving units that are not attached to the wal. Build the shelves first method attach three 21 pieces to the 8 foot 2 x 4 using 3 screws. After threading the boards for the shelves through the frame secure the project to the. Build the supports find two straight 2 3 s and line them up parallel to each other.
Built from 2x4s the frame and shelf supports come together easily with self tapping screws and wood glue. Build easy free standing shelving unit for basement or garage. These cleats should be 12 inches wide to support the shelf. You can also drill pocket holes into the shorter pieces and attach them with 2 1 2 pocket hole screws.
When he had all of the shelves put together we began building the shelving unit in our basement.