High Rise Shelf

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 12/22/2010 - 22:13
Difficulty
Beginner
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About Project

A simple wall shelf that works great for storing CDs and DVDs, towels, or even books.

Dimensions

Preparation

Shopping List

1 – 6 foot long 1×8
1 – 6 foot long 1×4
1 1/4″ screws
2″ screws

Cut List

1 – 1×4 @ 36 3/4″
2 – 1×4 @ 3 1/2″
4 – 1×4 @ 6 1/2″
5 – 1×8 @ 8 1/2″ (you can use a 1×6 or 1×12 and go a little longer)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Level
Drill Bit Set

Instructions

Step 1

Add Spacers

Layout spacers and mark. Then apply glue to the uglier side of the spacers and screw to the back board. I screwed from the back to hide all of my holes. Predrill holes. Yes, you can use a nailer here.

Step 2

Shelves

Now add the shelves, center (or not) and screw in place.

Step 3

Hanging

I screwed directly through the front of the shelf right into a stud in the wall. No stud? Just use a drywall anchoring system. The shelves are very sturdy, makes a nice, interesting display piece.

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