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How to Build Shelves in a Closet for Storage?

Port: 2021.03.18

Amazing Step by Step Guide – How to Build Shelves in a Closet for Storage?

Our today’s topic is about How to Build Shelves in a Closet for Storage? If you want to look sober at your home then first make everything in your home organized.

I have seen lot of people who put everything on the floor and create mess included my family so I can relate to all those women who feels annoyed whenever such things happened to them.

We assure you that this shelving project is going to be amazing because it allows all the women out there solving organization challenges in their closets.

Reason to build shelves in a Closet

Whenever I opened up the closet all the messy things fell over me, that day I decided to build shelves in a closet in order to get rid from mess.

How to Build Shelves in a Closet for Storage? The Shelving Design

The very first thing that you need to consider for How to Build Shelves in a Closet for Storage is to decide that would be stored in this closet.

Well! Our family not really use this room but my husband’s mother is soon visiting us so we are planning to give her that room.

We are also looking for some place for putting the vacuum so we came up with a simple closet shelving design with different heights.

I am going to show you a list of supplies that are necessary for DIY Shelving.

Supplies need for Closet shelving

You must have a measuring tape, Torpedo level, 1” x 12” x 8’ Pine Common Board. These supplies are very important but you need to have a drywall screws, drill, wood screws, wood glue, and pencil and stud finder.

These are the must have supplies, without these your closet shelve cannot be completed. If you want to paint your shelve then you must have below mentioned supplies.

Try to arrange White Enamel Paint, White Latex Primer, though these both supplies are totally up to you. If you want to match your closet shelve with the room décor then paint shelving must be considered.

How to Build Shelves in a Closet for Storage?

How to Build Shelves in a Closet for Storage?

Finally after managing the supplies we are here with the manufacturing process.

Step 1:

The very first thing that you have to do is to remove all the content from closet. After wiping content you have to make a sketch of your closet according to your measurements.

For example, after measurements we get to know that our closet is 8ft tall and 40” wide.

You also have to pay closer attention towards depth of closet. According to our thoughts 12 deep shelves is an appropriate depth for closet.

We are going to keep the Pine board standard width 12, make sure board width does not cross this number.

Step 2:

In this step you have to decide the height it can be according to your choice.

Step 3:

Now look for removed shelving, if there any removed shelve exist then you must have to patch holes with dry walls.

Step 4:

This step is very important and especially for those who are very conscious about room décor. Paint your closet according to the color of your room.

Step 5:

Now you have to make use of stud finder in order to find the place where brackets will be screwed.

How to Build Shelves in a Closet for Storage?

After finding the studs the other will be 16 or less away.

Now you have to create a DIY shelving bracket using pine board scraps. We are going to make our bracket shelve round about 1” x 1” x 12” for all shelving brackets on the sides of the closet. .

First we are going to work for top 2 shelves, now you have to level in order to check that the shelves are in level.

Our measurements for top shelves were 2 down from ceiling. You have to drill the Pilot holes with level before screwing brackets with studs.

Step 6:

Now you have to cut 1” x 12” pine board according to the length equal to the width of your closet.

If you have read the above content then you must have an idea that our top shelves are 40 across the back of the closet.

Now put brackets by following step 5 completely.

Step 7:

You can apply glue on the brackets and drill pilot hole along the corner of pine board and shelving bracket.

Now you have to repeat step 7 for all the shelves and all will be done. If you follow all steps carefully then the results will be amazing and soon you will end up with amazing closet shelves.

We have done a one mistake, if you are paint lover then you must paint the closet and pine board before manufacturing the closet, if you will paint it later like us then there might be a possibility of paint sprinkle on the wall of closet which will make the closet looks bad.

You can paint the wall with the help of small roller brush, you have to do lot of trims in order to get the amazing results.

How to Build Shelves in a Closet for Storage?


The short conclusion of this Article is that we have shared an amazing guide for How to Build Shelves in a Closet for Storage? This guide wills definitely going to help those who are newbie in making closet shelves.

If you don’t have enough time to build shelves at your own then contact YongLi Racking Co. Ltd.

We have been providing variety of shelves since ages, our products are famous worldwide. We assure you that our shelves will be durable and made by using a high quality boards that works for long last.

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