Do you need inexpensive shelving to get things put away and off the floor? Our wood slat low shelving unit is very inexpensive to make and easy to build yourself and save. Fill with off the shelf milk crates, baskets or bins and stain up for a beautiful farmhouse style console table. Free step by step plans from Ana-White.com are easy to modify and build from.
- 12 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
- 3 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
- 2 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
- 2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long (optional cross supports, can also use 1x3s)
- 2" wood screws (you can also use a shorter wood screw like 1-1/4" for screwing down the shelving)
I used all self tapping construction screws (try the SPAX or similar) so I didn't have to predrill any holes and no wood split out on me.
- 8 - 1x3 @ 31-3/4"
- 12 - 2x4 @ 12-1/2"
- 9 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
- Optional cross supports are cut to fit
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.