How to Build A Shelf Unit?
How to Build A Shelf Unit?
First of all, you’re gonna need these things: –
A. Take three pieces of pine or meranti planks with a measurement of 2400 x 220 x 22mm and cut into six pieces of 1200 x 220 x 22mm strips.
B. After that, take another piece of pine or meranti plank with the same measurement and cut six pieces of 372 x 220 x 22mm blocks from it.
C. It’ll be better if you also make one 1200 x 1200 x 3mm backing board, but that’s completely optional.
Take four of 1200 x 220 x 22 mm of (A) section and mark 40 mm space within every 400 mm and 800 mm intervals once you’ve completed that you’ll get a straight line. Now, mark 11 mm on either side of these lines. The spaces in these lines will be used to position the 22 mm shelf correctly.
Okay, have finished that? Then flip the rest wood and repeat the process on them again. One of them will make the middle partitions, and the other one will make the sides.
After that, take the remaining A section wood and mark 22 mm space from each end. Then locate the position where you’re going to use the upright positions. You can use the pre-cut shelves of the B section as a spacer.
Turn it on its side and mark 22mm widths from every end. After getting the positions, drill some plot holes between them by using the 3mm drill bit.
To countersink these holes for the screws, use an 8 mm drill bit. Don’t worry; they will be filled by using the wood fillers later. You can use a countersink bit and use it for the holes.
The markings will guide you to figure out the correct position. So, follow them and fix the middle partitions with 50 mm chipboard screws.
It’s time to place the 372 x 220 x 22 mm shelves. Take them and position them on the corner blocks. It usually depends on the thickness of the wood, but according to our measurement, we’ve selected 2mm wood into the blocks. If you find the fittings are too tight, you can trim them a little for a perfect fit.
Secure the shelves by using the 16 mm chipboard screws under them. Make sure that they remain sturdily in their position.
Your shelving unit is quite ready. You can equip a handle for the ease of movement. For that, take a handle according to your choice and drill 5 mm holes on the side of your shelf. Then fasten the handle with a screwdriver in your preferred position. It’ll be better if you equip handles on both sides.
Finally, it’s time to fill all the holes and blemishes. Use one of the premium wood fillers and then sand the place for a smooth finish. There will be several sharp corners round them up when you sand.
Your shelving unit is ready. If you wish to give it a perfect look and color it in your own way, make sure to use the universal undercoat on the wood before applying color to it.
Your DIY shelving unit is ready. You can style it to your heart’s desire and make it blend with other decorative items around your room. This shelf will be as sturdy as needed, and you can store a bunch of things on it.
Think of a messy garage you’ve right now; things are placed on the floor where you can hardly find what’s needed at the right moment.
Whatever, hope the above guide will be helpful for you, and you won’t have to ask how to build a shelf unit again. If you got any questions, feel free to ask them through our comment section.