How to Create your own Shelves



oh thank you no matter how you stack it this modular shelving makes itself right at home this clever project is based on boxes you build mixed with inexpensive off-the-shelf doors the width of the doors dictates the width the boxes that support them since the doors are 14 inches and that's wider than standard boards you need to cut down some plywood to build the boxes and whether you're building the box that lays on its side the box that stands up or the basic square the process is essentially the same so let's start with some cutting tips blue styrofoam insulation makes a great surface to cut on you'll get cleaner cuts with less splintering and it's an easier safer solution than trying to cut big unwieldy sheet goods on sawhorses to get a good straight cut use a 1 by 4 or 1 by 6 as a guide board always cut your pieces to width first and remember when you're using a circular saw the overall measurement needs to account for the distance from the edge of the foot to the blade so in this case the distance from the blade of the foot is an inch and a half add that to the width the piece you're cutting and that's where you mark and clamp your guide board once your pieces are cut to width then cut to length now you can prep your pieces to build the boxes each box has a bottom two sides a top and a back the joints in the boxes just butt up against each other and that's a lot easier than miter joints because you'll use glue they need to mask off the joints and spacers are a fast way to find your masking point then Prime and paint your pieces for those surprising pops of color on the interior of the boxes once the piece is dry you can assemble your boxes each box needs an offset so that the face frame is flush and the box sits flat use a couple of pieces of scrap that are the correct thickness and place the bottom piece of the box on those to create the offset now you'll glue and nail the pieces in this order a side the top the other side and then the back perfect fit flip the box on its back to add the face frame don't pre-cut these pieces cutting them to fit will give you a much better result sandé prime and paint the exterior of the boxes don't forget to fill the nail holes first one thing to pay attention to make sure to mask this bit on the interiors of the boxes it's the point where the face frame sits evenly with the floor of the box and you wouldn't want to paint over your color let them dry and stack them up you

19 Comments

  • Jessica Sommy

    April 15, 2019

    I made similar with woodprix instructions 🙂

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  • Shanta Hsieh

    April 15, 2019

    Im sure you can build it too guys. Just look for woodprix page

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  • Adkins Mikkelsen

    April 15, 2019

    If you enjoy woodworking plans, you will love woodprix. Get inspired by all the endless possibilities of furniture plans and other wood projects to build, for both indoors and outdoors.

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  • Hammond Miers

    April 15, 2019

    You can use woodprix instructions to build it in the cheapest way.

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  • Christ Julius

    April 15, 2019

    Really enjoy it. Let's check woodprix plans also.

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  • Belia Krouse

    April 15, 2019

    I checked a lot of handbooks with woodworking plans. Instructions from wood prix are the best I think.

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  • Chewning Witmer

    April 15, 2019

    Woodprix is nice for that.

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  • Kesha Borja

    April 15, 2019

    Good to see that the woodprix has new instructions to save my money and energy to build it.

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  • Peg Dimarco

    April 15, 2019

    You should go to woodprix if you'd like to make it yourself guys 🙂

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  • M. Josephine Fonzo

    April 15, 2019

    Make it EASIER!! WHEN YOU GET THE PLYWOOD, HOME DEPOT CUTS THE WOOD TO YOUR SPECS. AND FYI: ALWAYS, ENSURE YOU DESIGN YOUR BOXES SO THE TOP "SITS" RESTS ON THE SIDES!! THIS IS BASIC PHYSICS. IF YOU PUT WEIGHT ON THE BOX TOP THE SIDES WILL BEAR THE BRUNT OF WEIGHT. IF YOU DESIGN YOUR BOXES WHERE THE EDGES OF THE TOP ARE "AGAINST THE SIDES, THE TOP WILL COLLAPSE AND YOUR BOXES WILL FALL APART!! BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS SAVES YOUR BOXES IF YOU DESIGN THEM WITH THAT IN MIND! ?

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  • Tabitha Bonnette

    April 15, 2019

    Love the foam board tip.  I will be making custom shelves for my children's rooms. We are overrun by toys.   I will be trying a simple version for my closets.

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  • Edgars Sparāns

    April 15, 2019

    VOESI

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  • jc2367

    April 15, 2019

    using a foam board to cut your wood is a great tip!

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  • Ronaldo Santos

    April 15, 2019

    And very talented and beautiful thank you.

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  • radmin2

    April 15, 2019

    Measurements would be nice. And is that 1 inch plywood or what. What kind of wood did you use for that trim? Arg!

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  • Claire Sophia

    April 15, 2019

    Cute! I want to do this! 😀

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  • joe blaggs

    April 15, 2019

    Where can I buy 14 inch doors?

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  • Ahmed Ali

    April 15, 2019

    I like those shelves. They're designed easily and can be built very quickly. So it's worth it to build them. You can put them the way you like most and if you put them in an exact order and you don't like it a couple of months later you still can move them the way you like. Concluding, this idea has so many advantages. Very well done!!

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  • Slazmaster

    April 15, 2019

    very nice video
    simple easy to make design

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