How To Build Wood Shelves
If you need additional storage space for your home, but don't want to buy shelves, then you should know how to build wood shelves. This is a fairly simple process that can easily be attempted by someone who has some DIY experience.
To build wood shelves, you will need
- 2 by 2 inch lumber
- Hammer and Nails
- Measuring tape
- Start by determining the dimensions of the wood shelves. Since you will be making them from scratch, it is up to you to decide how big or small you would like them to be. Make a rough plan of the dimensions - including the height, length, width, depth and other details such as the finish or the amount of shelves you would like.
- Now, use a saw to cut six pieces of lumber from the two by two inch wood, ensuring that the pieces are six feet long. Use a tape measure to accurately measure the length to avoid any mistakes. You can adjust this length according to the plans you made in step one.
- Now, continue by using the saw to cut twelve pieces of wood from the two by two inch wood, making sure that they are fourteen inches long. These will give you three vertical supports for the wood shelf. Use a hammer and nails to nail these to the sixty inch pieces, at intervals of sixteen inches each.
- Once the shelf supports have been made, space them at a distance of four feet. This will be what the planks will lie on.
- Now, lay one foot by ten feet planks on the shelf supports. Use a saw to cut off any excess wood so it fits perfectly. Nail these planks to the shelf support for added security.
- Now you will need to make cross beams. Cut sixteen inch pieces of wood from the two by two inch wood, and nail it to the back of the lumber - so that it offers additional strength and support.
- Now simply paint or polish your wood, or leave it as it is for a more natural look.