Discover & share coolest do-it-yourself crafts for home improvement, interior design, and home decor. If you are looking for a shoe storage bench for your entry hall way, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on it, this DIY pallet shoe storage bench project might be the one for you.
This DIY project uses recycled pallets to make a nice storage bench to store your shows, bags, and clothes for the front door. Get New Posts Right To Your Inbox!Get captivating new Tutorials, just like this one, delivered right to your inbox each day. If you are looking for a nice and convenient place to store all your jewelry fashion accessories, here’s a super cool idea for you: an awesome DIY jewelry storage box disguised as a painting! I’ve done some finish carpentry in the past, but I’m really more of a framer because I like to just throw things together quickly and make them as strong as possible. I recently built some new garage shelves in the home we have been living in for a couple years now.
Obviously you don’t have to make all the shelves be the same height, but make sure to have at least one of two rows of shelving tall enough for all of your tallest items. Given the length of the walls I was building my shelves on, I bought my wood in the 8 foot lengths.
The wall I built these shelves on was about 14 feet long, so I needed two 8 foot sheets of plywood for each row.
Once you know the length of the wall, it’s fairly straightforward as far as counting up how many 2x3s and sheets of plywood you need. As you can see in the picture below, I also used the perpendicular wall for increased support. After screwing and nailing the boards up on to the wall, you can put up the end boards (2x4s). For those with some kind of baseboard in your garage, you will need to take a chisel and notch out a spot for the vertical 2×4 boards that will go on the ends, against the wall. Repeat this process with the next row up, but before you nail the vertical 2×4 to the second row, make sure to level it vertically with your long level. It’s a little difficult to see in these pictures, but I have also tacked in some support boards between the horizontal beams, coming out perpendicular to the main wall. As you can see in the picture below, your garage shelves should be strong enough to double as a jungle gym for your kids! One of my goals with this design was that it would be simple enough for almost anyone to build (including myself). Great job, having sold steel shelving for the last 25 years, your system makes great use of the available space, you don’t have to try and fit standard steel shelf bays into the gap.
I would suggest trying concrete screws since you really only need the horizontal strength from the wall. What was the spacing you used on the support boards between the horizontal beams, coming out perpendicular to the main wall and did you toe nail at the wall side?
I actually only used one perpendicular (from the wall) support piece for the entire length of the shelf because when you nail down the plywood shelving you gain plenty of perpendicular strength and the shelves are not deep enough to warrant perpendicular support beams.
The only reason I put one in the middle was to help connect the spot where I had to splice the length of the shelf, and to hold it in place during the framing stage. I’m planning to do my own shelves and found these to be pretty similar to what I had in mind.
With a 4 foot span I’m not sure the 2x3s would be sufficient, especially if you plan on storing a lot of heavy items on them. If you want to keep the paneling to match the rest of the garage you should be fine to leave it up.
I love the design however I want to center my shelves on a wall and not have them attached to another perpendicular wall on the end like yours are. You really made a good job Michael having shelves like this in our garage can make all stuff in one place, my dad tried the steel before but measuring the gap really took a long time. I had build a wall of shelves 8 years ago and have to disassemble them do to water leakage into my basement. I keep thinking about the square dimensions of the posts used in decking but believe I may be underestimating how strong wood can be. In your case I would probably add some vertical beams to your interior wall in addition to the ones on the outside of the shelves. As far as your concrete block wall is concerned, I would just use a concrete drill bit to pre-drill some holes and use concrete screws to attach the boards. Thanks for sharing your success story – I’m glad to hear it worked out for you! Whether you need to organize your kitchen, living spaces or outdoor supplies, the right storage containers can make a difference in storing your possessions for safekeeping and easy access. The thing about buffet tables or sideboards is that you can use them in a lot of different places in your house. My favorite part of this table is that it is on casters, which can be found at Amazon or Home Depot.
The finish here is what makes this table amazing- This can be accomplished by painting your pallet wood (rough cut wood) before  sanding it smooth. 3: Technically this step is optional too but it helps keep the wooden panels locked nicely in place. 4: Flip up the wooden panels again and fill up your new storage bed with items you want to store. Jules Yap "I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. Easy to fold using a standard origami technique, storage boxes made from printable paper sheets, or recycled calendar pages can help organize collections of miniature supplies. Fold these storage boxes and organizers to organize your craft supplies in drawers or store parts of miniature projects. If you need to make larger storage boxes, use the same technique as is outlined in the bookboard dolls house roombox instructions to make boxes and box tops in any size and finish you want, using sheets of sturdy, acid neutral bookboard.

Print off a copy of the pdf (acrobat reader) file for the printable storage box base and another if you wish for the printable box top. Fold the printable on all the fold lines on the page, as shown in the photo above.If you are using recycled paper, create the fold lines by folding the square of paper you have exactly in half, unfold it, and fold it in half in the opposite direction to mark the four corners. Begin to fold your paper box by turning the paper over to the wrong side, and bringing all four corners into the center of the page. Fold the sides of the miniature storage box towards the center of the squared paper along the foldlines as shown. Fold the sides of the square you made in the previous step towards the exact center of the back, along the fold lines marked so that your paper looks like the sample in the photo above.
With garage shelves, in my opinion, they don’t need to look fancy, but they do need to be sturdy – I’ve seen far too many saggy garage shelves that look like they’re going to come tumbling down at any moment. Divide this distance by the height of the tallest item you will be keeping on your shelves. I made our bottom two shelves taller to hold the larger, heavier items (like food storage), and made the upper shelves a little bit shorter to hold the smaller, lighter items. If your bottom shelf will have a 21 inch space under it, measure up 24 ? inches and use your level to draw a horizontal line all the way across the wall.
I used a combination of 2x4s (for the vertical support posts), and 2x3s (for the main horizontal framework, including the boards tacked to the wall). For a 14 foot wall, I used 5 2×4 vertical posts, two on the end and three in the middle, each spaced about 3 ? feet apart.
This is the fun part and if you’ve already measured and marked everything, the building portion should go fairly quickly (with this design). Place them over the horizontal lines you drew and put a nail in at each vertical line (where the studs are). Measure and cut these boards (and all the other vertical support 2x4s) to be ? inch taller than the highest board against the wall.
Start at the bottom and place something under one end, while you nail the other end to the perpendicular board that is against the wall. After you have leveled the 2×4 and nailed it to the second row, the remaining rows will go quickly. They should fit right into your frame and once nailed down will offer additional strength coming out of the wall, as well as side to side. With the budget you have, you can actually do a lot of things with it but make sure to canvass for cheap but quality materials. My main goal was to build shelves that wouldn’t sag and would hold up well in the long run.
Is there any way you could make the shelves within your system adjustable to give you even better use of space ? I would think that you could use this same design, just duplicate the back and front sides with the vertical beams, and then make sure to include some kind of diagonal support beams that go from the top left to bottom right, and top right to bottom left corners to maintain the horizontal strength. These should work since you don’t need the vertical strength from the wall, just horizontal.
It’s hard to resist a good opportunity to build something yourself and save some money! You will have to pre-drill the holes with a hammer drill and a concrete drill bit, but concrete screws should work, in my opinion.
If you decided to use thinner plywood than I did then you might need to add in more support beams. Just be sure you are screwing and or nailing into a stud behind the wall and not just into the panelling. Since those were secured to each horizontal shelf they really don’t move down on the floor. I just finished building these shelves in the center of a wall in my garage, there is no wall to attach to at either end. For the spacing of the vertical beams, I would try not to go beyond 4ft, unless you plan on using thicker horizontal beams. You could then cut all of the horizontal beams, that are to attach to the interior wall, to fit in between the vertical beams. For the width (or depth) of the shelves, I just measured the the widest item I knew I would be storing on the shelves and then made them an inch or two wider than that.
The idea of a secret room behind the bookcase or a hidden storage compartment inside the wall or under the floor seems a little bit fantastic but there’s no reason for it to be since all these elements are possible. This step is really optional since you really won’t be able to see the sheets if you have bedding that covers the sides of your bed.
With your configuration set up just the way you like it, look underneath the overhang of your plywood sheets and use a pencil to mark an outline of the bookshelf on the undersides of the panels.
My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items". The boxes can be made with or without tops, and you can also fold clear tops from acetate sheet, or page protector plastic if you wish.The printable versions of these boxes are restricted to the size of a letter sized sheet, but once you practise the technique using this paper with its marked folds, you can make larger boxes from larger sheets of paper, including recycling photos from old calendars. Use lightweight card or photo paper if you want a sturdy storage box, or print off a copy on regular paper to glue it to lightweight card (a cereal box, a used file folder or something similar.Cut the square printable away from the page. You have already folded the correct line on the paper printable box, to make the fold on a sheet of recycled paper, take one of the corners of your square in to the exact center of the square you marked by your folds in the previous step. If you are making the box top, the folds will not quite meet in the center, but will be slightly away from it.
If this is something interests you, keep reading full instructions from between 3 sisters here. In fact, I’ve actually had a pet killed by some pre-built garage shelves that collapsed.
I wanted to share my experience to give other DIY-ers an idea of a simple shelving design that is built to last. I would also recommend storing all of your DIY chemicals like herbicides, pesticides, or cleaners on the top shelf, so your children cannot reach them (easily…).

Take your stud finder across the wall horizontally (twice), once up higher, and once down lower and mark each stud. The next horizontal line should be 24 ? inches above that line (assuming all of your shelves will be the same height). I also used ? inch thick plywood for the shelving surface, with the smoother side of the plywood facing up. You can do whatever you want here, but make sure you don’t go too far between the posts so you have enough strength.
This is so that when you lay the plywood down on the top shelf it will fit into the frame for additional support. Replace whatever you were using to support the other end with the first vertical support 2×4. I would still check each row with the level as some boards can be warped and will need to be bent into place. I guess I should have mentioned that $60 of that $200 was buying a new box of screws and a nails for my nail gun, which I obviously didn’t use all of them. I also wanted to use wood because it’s cheaper and I already had all the tools to do it easily.
Instead of buying a shelving system, I thought it might be more price-efficient to try and reuse the planks we have. You might want to go with an entirely new design for your situation, however, since this design gains most of its strength from being attached to the wall. Some concrete screws come with a concrete drill bit that is the right diameter for the screws you are buying. As far as vertical strength is concerned, I personally think the 2x4s are good enough for your situation. Do you think I should remove the paneling from the wall that I’m building shelves on? I will say that you should make sure they are all the way down on the floor before tacking them into place up above, to ensure that they are supporting the vertical weight of the shelf. At the same time, it might work just fine since each of the vertical beams would be attached to more than two horizontal shelves, hindering that side-to-side movement. Line up the seam where the two sheets meet with the middle shelf of the bookshelf’s grid. If you are following the instructions to make boxes from recycled paper,cut a square of recycled paper from a calendar or some other heavy paper.
Jewelry boxes are good options and they are nice and beautiful both for storage and display. This would equal roughly 4.4, which means that you have enough room for 4 rows of shelving with 21 inches of usable height. Then take a 4 ft (or longer) level and trace a straight vertical line between the upper and lower marks. Nail it into place with only one nail so you can still pivot the board side to side and level it. I personally go for wood than any other material for shelves because 1) it is easy to work with 2) it is exudes a classic warm appeal. I wanted the spacing to be large enough so I could get large tubs in and out, but still have enough support.
Having it attached to the wall should also help to prevent it from collapsing to the side, but again, I’m really not sure. I do wish I had a few more inches when storing some of my larger coolers, but I am still able to get them in. Once I knew that depth I wanted, I pre-cut all my plywood to that width so those pieces would just lay right into the frame. Width wise, they should overlap the bookcase by just a few inches so that there is a lip for your fingers to catch when you need to lift them up and access your stuff. Adhere the Velcro to the top edges of your bookcase in eight equally spread out locations and then peel off the sticky backs.
It’s not only a neat and attractive way for storage, but also a great space saving solutions. My shelves were about 21 inches deep so I was able to get two, 8 foot long pieces out of each sheet.
If you plan on spacing your vertical beams at 4ft, or longer, I would at least upgrade your horizontal beams to 2x4s instead of 2x3s. Lengthwise, they should overlap the edges of the bookshelf by about 9″ on either side.
This vertical line will be your guide to help you see where to screw the boards to the wall. I found this depth to be good for most tubs and other large items you would store, and plenty of room for storing several smaller items. So any large pieces of furniture or shelves would only clutter the space and make it look less airy and spacious. Make it match the walls.View in galleryYou can even hide your entire bathroom behind a pair of simple doors.
For example, consider this situation: you have an open floor plan or a bedroom with an en-suite. You can cover an entire wall with storage closets and design a huge wall unit from one wall to the other. One or two of the closet doors can actually be the doors that lead to the bathroom.View in galleryView in galleryRemember the room hidden behind a bookcase we mentioned in the beginning?
Here’s how the idea could be applies to a real home in case you ever decide to get such a feature.

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