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From Yesteryear – Really “Cool” Shelf Plans

When I saw this little set of shelf plans, I was excited because it is not only simple to build, but when finished, it is quite an accent piece for an informal living area, the college dorm, or a teen’s bedroom.  This picture is a bit nostalgic for me because I haven’t seen a phonograph turntable in a long time, but we’re still putting sound equipment up on shelves .  Sound equipment modules are still just about the size, only today they play CDs, DVDs, and Digital Music files from a memory card.

Here’s what you’ll need to complete this simple woodworking project.   Buy one 4’ X 8’ sheet of half-inch plywood which you will later cut into the shelving pieces.  Other lumber you’ll be required to get will be 2,  8 foot 2 X 4’s, one 8 foot 1 X 3 board, and a 1 x 1 inch board to use as corner braces for each shelf.  You’ll also need 1/8-inch steel cable, crimp bands (4 for each shelf), wood veneer tape, and either contact cement or would putty and your choice of wood finish.

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Simple Shelf Plans For Stereo Equipment

As you can see from the picture, this is a really attractive designer type shelf with a very functional use. Your ultimate success with this particular project is really due to just a few things. Actually these are the basic things which generally make a big difference in every woodworking project you ever build. It is very important to choose the best wood you can find when making your purchase.  Be sure to look closely at your lumber to make sure it is straight and that the wood itself is clean and clear.

After you are satisfied you’ve chosen the finest wood available, the most important job you will have is to ensure each of your lattice pieces are cut exactly the same length.   Then, as you attach the lattice pieces, be sure the space between each lattice never varies.   Finally, enhance the beauty of your wood with a light finish or whatever accent color of paint you would want to use.   Each room’s décor is different, but when done correctly, this unique shelf is a stunning accent piece.

Shelves as organizers, bedroom shelves, space savers

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For so many people their bedroom is their sanctuary, but for others, it is only so much storage space in the disarray of constant clutter.  Now you can organize your bedroom and your  furnishings to hold more and still look minimal.

Shelves as organizers are more and more popular in the bedroom, and can cover the entire wall while making optimal use of the space in the room.

Many of the online shelf plans, or those meant to organize your closets are not always of the best quality.  Organizing your closet using shelves is a great way to save space, but clothes closet shelves tend to bear a heavy load when clothes are hung in the shelving.  This is common, and these are shelves you may want to consider creating yourself from shelf plans in order to gain the quality you’ll need for stronger shelving.

One thing you will want to verify when looking at your set of shelf plans is to see if the shelves dimensions will allow them to fit in the bedroom or closet.

Here is a picture of one of the shelf projects you could build to organize your closets.  This project is fairly easy and would be an excellent addition to a closet otherwise void of segregated hanging space and having drawers.

Features as pictured will give you much more room in your closet and spare you of the needless and annoying clutter which frequently accompanies a poorly planned area of the home.

It is not always easy to find exactly what you are looking for in a set of shelving plans for your closet, but keep in mind, you can make field adjustments fairly easily when building shelves in the closet.

Just carefully note any changes on your plans, check and double-check to make sure of your measurement adjustments and get the perfect outcome to a worthy woodworking home project.

Many Options for Closet Shelves and Organizer Kits


For most of us, closet space is a luxury. That’s true whether you live in an old farmhouse or a small studio; making the most of every cubic inch

Hardwood in dark cherry makes this closet gorgeous and on top of that there is every imaginable built-in extra from dressers to full-length mirrors.

Completely Custom Closet

of this real estate is essential.  Good closet organizer and shelf plans can help.

Traditionally, closets have had a similar design: a simple wooden shelf and a pole for hanging clothes below that.  While this is useful, it may not be the best way to maximize your space most effectively.  Luckily, today, there are a host of creative organizers that help you utilize what you’ve got, from motorized garment racks to built-in shoe cubbies, you can customize your closet to suit your needs and lifestyle.

What are some of the options available to you?  The sky really is the limit, but you can find organizer kits and supplies, such as shelf dividers, cubbies, bins, baskets, specialized hangers for small items, like belts or ties, boxes, hooks, and much more.  Many of these organizational tools can be found right in your own house; we all have spare shoe boxes, for instance.  Put them to good use to store cosmetics, hair clips and ties, or other small items.

Next time you get a plastic takeout container, wash it thoroughly and use it for small items or toiletries. You can use a hanging shoe bag with compartments for shoes, but also for toiletries or craft supplies. What is great about closet organizers is that budget will not limit your choices – only your imagination, creativity, and ingenuity will.

Organizing your closet can help you find what you need faster and more efficiently, and who can doubt the psychological effects of a clutter-free home!  Create your own closet organizer and shelf plans: you will find that you have more space to work with than you may have thought.

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