Hey guys!!! I took a break from house projects, last weekend and spent a little time getting my shop set up! It’s still a work in progress but I wanted to share these easy and inexpensive shelves that I installed. They are perfect for any garage, shop or closet and it’s that time of year – spring cleaning!
Getting started is super easy! I used 1×2 MDF to make cleats for the shelves. I attached them to the wall with liquid nails and sunk wood screws into the studs behind the wall. I put my shelves about 14″ apart.
Next, I found at least 2 studs per shelf
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and used a piece of 1×4 MDF sunk into each stud. This will be the spot where we attach the brackets. I made my 1×4’s long enough for the brackets.
For the shelves, I bought 1×12 MDF with a bullnose. Measure the length of the cleats and cut the 1×12 accordingly.
To attach the shelf, I added a line of wood glue to the top of each cleat
and attached a shelf with my Ryobi Airstrike Nailer. I used 1 1/4″ nails.
Finally, just add a shelf bracket!
I used 1×12 shelves on the long sides
and 1×4’s for the short shelves. (I made these just ledges for paint and stain).
That was it! Easy enough 🙂 I’ve got lots more to do in my shop but it feels so good to get everything organized! What do you need to organize this spring?