How to Create a Do it yourself Plywood Shelf

This Do it yourself is not for the faint of coronary heart – you must be cozy using some electricity instruments! Contemporary, uncooked plywood walls are a nice way to update the cottage that may have outdated and tattered particleboard wall paneling (you know the faux wood sort you find in grandma’s basement?). Here we took the plywood wall paneling a stage even more and included a grid of flexible dowel shelving. You can swap the format of the wall by pulling out the wooden dowels and popping them into alternate holes in the plywood – have as several or as small shelves as you like.


1. Pick up sheets of maple veneer plywood at your local developing or hardware supply keep. They must be a bare minimum of ¾” thickness – preferably 1” thick. Also purchase ¾” sound wooden dowels – they usually appear in lengthy lengths you want to lower to dimension.

2. Use the sheets of plywood onto a wall – you could be changing out dated cottage wall paneling or you could be going proper over current drywall – both way you want to make sure you are drilling these sheets of plywood into studs. Some robust bonding agents like PL Premium glue will also assist in fastening the plywood right onto your studs. You can wood fill over any screws – so be confident to sink them in a little deeper than the surface of your plywood with your drill.

three. Once you are pleased with your wall of plywood you can decide how you’d like to lay out the holes for your dowels. A grid of 12” spacing is perfect as you really don’t want also a lot space in between dowels keeping your cabinets. As soon as mapped out, use your drill to create holes through the plywood the identical measurement as your picket dowels.

4. Determine on a shelf depth – 8”-10” is a great size – and minimize parts of plywood into your shelf tops. Then reduce the wood doweling so that your dowels are just shy of the front edge of your shelf depth.

five. Sand and seal all the raw wooden with a flat distinct varnish.

six. Now for the entertaining portion, you can area your dowels and shelves together your new characteristic wall in whatever structure you decide – and the ideal component is that you can swap it around if you tire of it! Show identified objects, old textbooks or maybe hold one thing from a lone dowel like a adorable cloth bag for renters to get along to the neighborhood farmer’s industry! Your choices are limitless.

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