Meet our beautiful and lovely DIY shelves in the basement. They’re 15 feet long, 24 inches deep, hold a ton of stuff and are beautiful and lovely to me.
In part 1, you can see how we created the frames for the shelves. Then we screwed them into the wall studs and added 2 x 4 legs at the ends. The particle board shelves are just laid on the frames. Because they’re screwed into studs, we didn’t feel we needed more legs in the middle.
Working together with my husband isn’t fun. He’s OCD and very difficult to work with. Everything must be perfect, as in level, even, plumb, square and precisely measured. I might measure at 6 and a little bit past 1/2, so I don’t do much measuring. If it’s off more than a hair, I’m in trouble. I’ve learned that perfect is called dead nuts, but being off by a wuss hair is acceptable too. It goes from dead nuts, to a wuss hair to a hair. In some instances a hair is acceptable too.
I feel like yelling, “hello, down there.”
The space between the 10 foot section and the 5 foot section created a little space to slide in large things like mirrors, etc.
From the other end, “hello up there!”
These shelves take the phrase, ‘shop the house,’ to a whole new level. I know I have too much stuff, and with this storage system I can see what I have and won’t bring anything new into the house unless I get rid of something else.
There’s actually free floor space. You could even work out.
Here’s the full view with more empty floor space.
This table is where I do messy crafts.
Here’s the tool corner and that’s the miter saw covered up. I told you OCD! You can see the entry to the smaller room where we store the patio furniture.
I do love the shelves, and if you measured, I will guarantee, that they aren’t off anywhere by more than a wuss hair !
Wish me luck with our next DIY project., There’s more about that next.
The winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway is Elise. Congratulations. Thank you to everyone who entered.