14 Unique Diy Shelving Ideas
You can cut perfect angles or miters every time, dialing in the angle you need. Cut all the shelf cleats using the miter saw. If your shelves don’t fit and need trimming, or you still need to cut long lengths of shelves to fit, most miter saws can cut through shelves.
Sand the entire shelf with 120 grit until everything is flush and sand it to 220 grit for a smooth surface. You will not be running your hands over these shelves so anything beyond 220 grit is overkill in my opinion. Finish by using your air compressor to blow excess sawdust away. Since this connection is temporary, I only used one screw at each end. I also did not screw it all way through, but instead just made sure that it was in enough to hold everything properly.
Once I put the last nail in, I let them sit for a few hours so the glue could dry. Then I sanded all of the edges so that all corners were nice and smooth, and I filled all of the nail holes with wood putty. The last steps of making the shelves were to apply some stain and polyurethane.
The dimensions of the pipe don’t match with the width of the board. A 10 inch pipe nipple measures about 8 inches between the threads and the width of a 2×10 is 9 1/4 inches. The board would have to sit on top of the pipe cap. Ashley is a stay at home mom to three beautiful children. She and her husband recently settled in the Midwest after spending the beginning of their marriage in Texas (what a change!). Together they are raising their children, and turning their house into a home one project at a time.
Repeat the measuring and marking for each shelf level being added. Follow the directions given for the first bracket. Attach the screw by screwing them in as far as they will go. Drill to the depth that the screw requires to penetrate the wall sufficiently. Hopefully, you will be inspired by a few of these DIY shelving projects. I know there are a few on my DIY list now.