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  1. How to Install Wire Shelving

    A professional installer shares his knowledge about how to install wire shelving . Make your job go faster and look better with these tips for leveling, supporting and cutting wire shelves .

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  1. Leaning Tower of Shelves

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    We'll show you everything you need to know to build this handsome shelving unit in a day. The shelves are tough enough to hold books, while its whimsical look makes it a perfect addition to almost any room. It's a great woodworking project to give as a gift or use in your own home.

  2. How to Build a Bookshelf

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    Need a great-looking bookshelf with classic lines by tomorrow? Using clever shortcuts and standard materials, you can build a bookshelf like this in a day.

  3. How to Fix Sagging Cabinet Shelves

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    Try these three easy ways to take the sag out of cabinet shelving or to support heavy shelf loads and prevent sagging.

  4. Garage Shelving Plans: Hardware Organizer

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    Organize your garage shelving with this plan for a system of hanging wood bins. Store fasteners and hardware in the bins, then carry the bins to your project as you need them.

  5. Stylish Shelves

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    As far as built-in bookshelves go, this is one of the easiest projects to build yourself. We used basic building techniques and cabinets from a home center to make the construction as simple as possible. But despite its simplicity, the shelves have a custom-built look that will enhance any room.

  6. How to Build Suspended Bookshelves

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    Build this simple set of book or display shelves in a single weekend. They're strong and stylish. By changing materials or finishes you can easily customize them to fit the décor of any room.

  7. Hanging Shelves , Hanging Mirrors and Hanging Towel Bars

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    We’ve chosen five hollow-wall anchors that cover a range of weight requirements, from lightweight knickknack shelves all the way up to heavy-duty utility shelf brackets. Of course, it’s always best to anchor into solid wood if you can, but for those situations where it just isn’t possible, these five anchors will provide superior holding power with the least amount of hassle.

  8. Stackable Shelves

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    Make your own stackable shelves . A simple shop-made jig makes this project simple to build and a snap to assemble.

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  1. Adjustable bookshelf for angled walls

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - featured

    Since angled walls/roofs are hard to make shelving systems for, I have made a bookshelf to utilize this mostly lost space. You can adjust the bookshelf to every angle, by adapting the bolts en setting the angle right.  If you want to, you can also put it on a regular wall, wherever you want, or on ...

  2. DIY Bookshelves

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - featured

    "DIY Bookshelves " gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 14 different awesome bookshelf projects. Build an invisible bookshelf , a skateboard bookshelf , a hidden bookshelf and much more! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by our creative community, and contain ...

  3. Bookshelf Styling: Do's and Don'ts to Know - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    If you're just lining up your books alphabetically on metal shelving units, you're missing out on a great decorating opportunity. A well-styled bookcase pairs functionality with aesthetics, letting your books become part of the decor and an expression of your personal style. With a selective ...

  4. How to Install a Slatwall Shelving System

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    FromRon Hazelton's Housecalls - Projects & Tips

    Turn an Unfinished Stud Wall into Quick and Handy DIY Shelves with a Slatwall Shelving System and Accessories Continue Reading Categories: Storage & Cabinets , Shelving

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  1. Installing Basement Shelving

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    Mark Donovan, of Home Addition Plus shows how to organize his basement by installing basement shelving in this video.

  2. How to Organize Exposed Shelving in the Kitchen

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    Exposed Shelving is a great way to open up a kitchen, you you need to make sure you ruthlessly commit to it to make sure it doesn't become messy.

  3. Shelving Tips for Food Storage

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    Professional organizer Marilyn Bohn shows a simple method of organizing and clearing clutter for food storage.

  4. DIY Floating Shelves

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    These shelves appear to float against the wall with no visible supports. The Family Handyman editor, David Radke, will show you how to build these shelves easily from 36 inch, hollow core bi-fold doors. This project may look complicated, but it’s not.

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  1. Mid Century Modern Bookshelf for Ryobi Nation

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    FromAna-White.com

    DIY Midcentury modern bookshelf - plans from ana-white.com Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  Happy Monday DIY Friends!!!   It's Ryobi Nation project day for me!  And you know what that means - another great project with a tool giveaway!!! For my latest Ryobi Nation project, I wanted to build a bookshelf with video tutorial to show you just how easy and fun these are to make. I love bookshelves . Not only are they so functional and versatile, but also so easy to build.  And I especially like to have fun with the details on a bookshelf ! I built this bookshelf and added fun wallpaper to the back, a center divider (to add style, shelving options, and also decrease the shelf span to prevent sagging), a painted face frame, and midcentury modern legs. This little guy sure liked it! And here's another variation with a different wallpaper back, lilac painted face frame, and longer mid century modern legs.   So pretty! I love how it turned out! The full plans with steps are shared over at Ryobi Nation, and you can check out how I built this bookshelf in this video: So want to get your build on with this bookshelf , but need tools? My friends over at Ryobi are giving away: -Ryobi 6 Piece Combo Kit To enter, just click this link (and that's it!) Enjoy the plans and here's hoping the tools find a great home! XO Ana + Family Step 1 Plans are available here . Finishing Instructions

  2. Henry Bookshelf

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    FromAna-White.com

    Free plans to build a bookshelf inspired by Pottery Barn Hendrix bookshelf from Ana-White.com! Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  Happy Monday!!! I am delighted to share new, simple plans with you today!!! My friend Whitney from Shanty2Chic needed something to fill an open space in a corner near a window, but couldn't quite find the right piece on a reasonable budget.  So Whitney asked me to create plans for a pine bookshelf with open sides, inspired by the Pottery Barn Hendrix Bookcase. For $700 less, here's Whitney's handmade open pine bookshelf - Gotta love DIY!!! Here's from Whitney from Shanty2Chic: "I am so excited to share my latest furniture build with you guys today.  I have a blank space next to my couch in my living room that I am always trying to fill.  It sits next to a window, so I always feel like I am covering the window when I put something in front of it.  I decided an open bookcase was the perfect solution because it would let in the natural light and give me the height I was wanting as well. I teamed up with my good friend Ana White to bring you this Pottery Barn inspired bookcase…. The best part?  This one cost me just under $100 even using select pine on many of my boards.  LOVE it!" And the best part?  You can build it too!  Of course we got you covered with the free plans following. But before plans - you know the drill (haha!) - you have to go check out Whitney's building and finishing post, and see lots more pictures! See you back here for plans! Thanks Whitney! XO Ana Materials and Tools Shopping List:  4 - 2x3 @ 6 feet long (can rip 2x6s in half) 3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long 3 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long 1 - 1x12 @ 10 feet long 1 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long full sheet of 1/4" plywood or paneling for back (would be super cute to use planked boards for the back too!) 1-1/4" and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws NOTE: If you can't find 2x3s and don't want to rip 2x6s down to 2 1/2" widths (2x3 should measure 1 1/2" x 2 1/2") you can substitute 2x4s - but you will need to take an inch off all shelf trim boards (excluding top shelf trim boards and end shelf trim boards) NOTE: 1x12s can vary in width, most likely 11 1/4" wide. For the end shelf trim pieces, measure and cut to fit for the best fit. 3/4 inch finish nails 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws 2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws Tools:  measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill circular saw nailer sander Cut List Cut List:  4 - 2x3 @ 70 1/2" (legs) 2 - 2x2 @ 36" (top shelf trim) 4 - 1x2 @ 31" (front shelf trim) 4 - 2x2 @ 31" (back shelf trim) 5 - 1x12 @ 33" ( shelves ) 2 - 2x2 @ width of 1x12 shelf (top end shelf trim) 8 - 1x2 @ width of 1x12 shelf (end of shelf trim) back is maximum of 65-1/2" x 34-1/2" (I tend to cut backs a little bit smaller so you can't see them from the sides) Step 1 This bookshelf is basically two face frames (the front and back) with shelves in the middle. I highly recommend using a Kreg Jig for construction, just because it will hide all the screw holes, be much stronger (whick is very important on this bookshelf with open sides), and be much easier to construct - trust me, countersinking through 2x4s on edge is no.fun. at. all. You are saving hundreds - invest in one or at least put it on your Christmas list!  You'll thank me later, I promise! So build your front face frame as shown in diagram, keeping edges flush to back and hiding pocket holes on back side.  Try placing a piece of 3/4" stock (like a 1x2) underneath the 1x2 shelf trim to raise them up 3/4" as you attach.  Step 2 The back frame will be much easier because all the boards are 2x thick. Set your Kreg Jig to 1-1/2" setting and drill pocket holes on each end of the shelf trim boards, and on the tops of the legs. Then assemble with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws. Make sure the shelf trim placements match exactly the front face frame so your shelves will be square. Step 3 Now set your Kreg Jig to the 3/4" setting and drill 3/4" pocket holes around all sides of all of the shelves . I'd do 2 per end, and then 4 per front and back side of each shelf . Then attach the shelves to the front and back face frames, as shown in diagram. Note the 1 1/2" gap at end of each shelf for the end trim pieces. Step 4 Measure and cut your end trim pieces (as 1x12s can vary in width and you want these to be per-fecto) and attach through those pocket holes you drilled on the underside of the shelves with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Step 5 Apply glue to back face frame and attach 1/4" plywood to the back with finish nails and glue. You can use nails from 3/4" - 1 1/4" long for the back (in case you have a box on hand). Step 6 For finishing details, please visit Shanty2Chic. Finishing Instructions Preparation Instructions:  Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed. May I Suggest a Finish? Rustic Yet Refined Wood Finish Reclaimed Wood Patchwork Multi Color Distressed Turquoise with Chocolate Glaze   1 of 9 ››

  3. Bookshelf Base for Desk featured on HGTV's Saving Alaska

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    FromAna-White.com

    Make your own desk with bookshelf base plans from Ana-White.com for HGTV Saving Alaska Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  This moment. One of the hardest things I've ever done in my life was seven weeks after giving birth to a baby, bring that newborn baby onto a television set, and film this pilot episode. What you saw is what we got.  There was no midnight crew making magic while we rested.  In fact, long after the crew had gone home, we had promised to add more insulation under the crawlspace, so at 10:00 PM, with the newborn asleep in the car seat and the producer watching the baby, Jacob and I crawled down underneath into the crawlspace and added that extra insulation. It was -30 below zero, without wind chill. And then we packed tools up, and it was off to film the next episode. All with nursing newborn in tow. It was tough.  One of the toughest things I've done, ever. But so worth it.   Those smiles.  That mom tearing up. I'm praying HGTV picks up our pilots for a series, and we get the chance to see more of those smiles.  And hopefully, a tear or two. For this episode, one of the rooms we helped with was Aaron's teenage room.  He wanted a space he could chill in, but his bedroom was under 100 square feet. For about $1000 we took this blank slate room, and turned it into this: With all new materials.  All DIY. Well, except for the producer's laptop you see in there  :) The desk system was awesome.  I loved how it turned out. I shared with you the plans and how we built CPU base with drawer here.     Don't be intimidated by the drawer, it is not difficult. Today I'm sharing with you the plans for the bookshelf base to match the desk.   Thanks for all your support, we appreciate it! XO Ana + Family Materials and Tools Shopping List:  1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long 1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long 12 feet of 3/4" plwyood cut into strips 15-3/4" wide (about 1/2 sheet, we used the other 1/2 sheet for making the CPU base) 1 1/4 inch finish nails 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws Tools:  measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill circular saw nailer Cut List Cut List:  2 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 29-1/4" (sides) 2 - 1x4 @ 39-1/2" (bottom footer) 2 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 39-1/2" ( shelves ) 2 - 1x2 @ 39-1/2" (top supports) Desktop minimum of 16" wide x 41" long Cutting Instructions:  Rip plywood into strips 15-3/4" wide x 8 feet long. Use these strips for the sides and shelves . Step 1 We built this with our Kreg Jig, all on the 3/4" setting with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. We attached the 1x4s to the bottom to the sides with pocket holes. Step 2 We made these shelves fixed with pocket holes as well. We also attached shelf to the 1x4s with 1-1/4" finish nails and glue. Step 3 We attached the 1x2s on the top with pocket holes on the top (desktop will hide them). Desktop is attached from underside to these 1x2s. We also added a back out of 1/4" plywood, attaching back to the center shelf for additional support. Finishing Instructions Preparation Instructions:  Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

  4. 10 Easy DIY Shelves Tutorials, Plans, and Ideas

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    Fromwww.remodelingguy.net

    DIY Shelving : is it a curse or a blessing? For the reluctant DIY’er who begrudgingly admits the need for the shelf or shelves , has the basic skills to do it, and really doesn’t want to go through the effort or expense of hiring someone, the simplicity of making your own shelves might seem like a ...

  5. Subway Tile Bookcase

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    FromAna-White.com

    Free plans to make a subway tile bookshelf from Ana-White.com #plans #diy #furniture #modern Once the basic shape of the bookshelf is built, it's time to add the dividers.  The top divider is larger than the others.  These can be glued and nailed in place - they are not sturctural. Room:  Bedroom Craftroom dining room entry way living room storage and organization Skill Level:  Intermediate Project Type:  Bookshelves Cubbies Estimated Cost:  $50 - $100 Style:  Modern Dimensions:  64" tall x 36" wide x 13-1/4" deep Cut List:  2 – 1/4" plywood @ 17 1/2″ x 12 1/2" (Back of the Cubbies) 6 – 1×12 @ 11 1/2″ (Vertical Dividers for all but top shelf ) 6 – 1×12 @ 34 1/2″ ( Shelves ) 1 – 1×12 @ 12 1/4″ (Top Vertical Divider) 2 – 1×12 @ 63 1/2″ (Sides) 4 – 1×2 @ 63 1/2″ (Side Trim) 4 – 1×2 @ 33″ (Top and Bottom Trim) Author Notes:  Hey there!!!  Happy Throwback Thursday! Almost five years ago, I shared with you plans for this bookshelf -  I still love the design, but the instructions definitely needed updating.  Especially the part where you need a telescope to see the diagrams. So this Throwback Thursday, I thought we'd revisit this plan and update it.  Make sure you check out all the awesome brag posts from this plan (built by people that are not only super talented, but must have impressive vision) as well!!! Have an awesome one! XO Ana       Build a basic bookshelf by attaching shelves to the sides.  I recommend pocket holes because the back isn't fully covered (to help prevent racking) but you could build with 2" countersunk screws and glue as well.   Face frames on the front and back will help beef up this bookshelf .  If you have a pocket hole jig, build your frames first, and then attach with glue and 1-1/4" nails.  Otherwise, attach the longer frame pieces first, and then add the shorter ones. Nail and glue the face frames to all shelves and top divider too. Finally, add the back pieces to the middle cubbies with glue and nails (3/4" nails are ideal here). I also love how this bookshelf was fully backed in plwyood.  Keeps the stuff from falling out the back. Preparation Instructions:  Fill nail holes with putty and sand and finish as desired. Shopping List:  1/4" plywood (1/4 sheet or scraps) 4 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long 6 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long Photo Credits:  kristyzed Cut all your boards. Always use glue and 2″ or longer nails unless otherwise directed. 2 inch screws 1 1/4 inch finish nails 2 inch finish nails wood glue wood filler 120 grit sandpaper primer wood conditioner paint paint brush Tools:  measuring tape square safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill circular saw nailer sander

  6. Rustic X Tall Bookshelf

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    FromAna-White.com

    Make this X Bookshelf ! Free step by step plans from Ana-White.com Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  Hello DIYers!!! Thank you so much for all the plan love over the years on our Rustic X Collection!  You know - the Rustic X Console -  And then the matching Rustic X Coffee Table - And then the Rustic X End Table ? Well, special thanks to my friend Gina at Lady Goats , we can now add a tall bookshelf to the plan collection! We've got the plans following, of course! But please take a second to check out Gina's building post for lots of construction photos and finishing details! Thank you Gina ! Materials and Tools Shopping List:  One sheet of 3/4" plywood ripped into strips 15 1/2" wide (you only need a little more than a half sheet but will need to buy a full sheet to get the cuts) 8 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long (may not need this many but added extra because of the angle cuts) 5 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws 2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws Tools:  measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill circular saw compound miter saw sander Cut List Cut List:  4 - 2x4 @ 72" 10 - 2x2 @ 27 1/2" 5 - 3/4" plywood @ 15 1/2" x 27 1/2" wide 6 - 2x4 @ 15 1/2" 4 - 2x2 @ 15 1/2" 4 - 2x2 @ 33 1/8" (CUT TO FIT!!! both ends cut at 25 degrees off square) 8 - 2x2 @ 16 1/2" (CUT TO FIT!!! longest point measurement, one end cut at 25 degrees off square, other at 40 degrees off square - see diagrams) Step 1 Build the two face frames for the front and back. These guys should be identical. Step 2 Drill 3/4" pocket holes around all sides of the shelves . Attach shelves to the face frames. Drill 1 1/2" pocket holes on each end of the 2x4s and attach to the legs with 1 1/2" pocket hole screws. Then attach shelves to the 2x4s though the predrilled 3/4" pocket holes with 1 1/4" screws. Step 3 Repeat the same for the middle shelves , but this time, use 2x2s on the ends instead of the 2x4s. Step 4 The best way to get your Xs just perfect is to take a 2x2 and hold it over where it will go. Mark the angle cuts and then cut with a jigsaw. These guys can be attached with pocket holes (1 1/2" and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws) or can be attached from top and bottom with 2 1/2" wood screws predrilled. Also attach to the middle shelves with screws or nails. Step 5 Measure and cut these guys to fit as well, as you did the larger X pieces. To attach these guys, pocket holes are probably the best option, but another alternative is good wood glue and clamping. Finishing Instructions Preparation Instructions:  Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed. May I Suggest a Finish? Vintage Distressed Pink using Minwax Stain Stain Tutorial: Special Walnut Stain on Cedar for... Minwax Water Based Stain - Gray   1 of 9 ››

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