How to Make Your Own Built-In Shelves

Discover hidden storage space in your walls with these two projects for built-in shelves

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Clamps
  • Miter saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Cordless drill/driver and drill bit set
  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder
  • Screw gun
  • Combination square
  • Level
  • Framing square
  • Forstner drill bits
  • Glue
  • Hearing protection
  • Drywall saw
  • Orbital sander
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Router
  • Safety glasses
  • Sawhorses
  • Table saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 1/16-in.-thick washers
  • Clear silicone caulk

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