Linen Closet Shelving

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Project by Tooch posted 02-15-2019 08:11 PM 731 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More updates to our renovation project. This time its the shelving system in the linen closet. After making the attic access door , I needed to make some shelving to match. I couldn’t stand to settle for the wire or plastic junk that is sold at the box stores. So this is what I came up with. Cleats mounted to the wall on the back and each side, and plywood for each shelf. The fronts are covered up with 3/4” red oak pieces that were glued/nailed on for added reinforcement. Each shelf is about 38” wide x 16” deep, with distances varying between them to account for best use of space.

On the opposite wall is a small cubby I framed in above the stairs, and is where I was originally going to put the shelves. I instead decided to add an additional clothing bar, and plan to use it for coats/hoodies/jackets/etc. that aren’t used very often but still require storage. and just because you can never have too much storage, I put a shelf above that, too.

the hardest part was trying to get decent pictures… the space is tight but I think these get the point across.

The stain is General Finishes “CandleLight” gel stain, and the are coated with 2 coats satin poly.

Thanks for looking, any comments or suggestions welcome!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 02-15-2019 08:26 PM

Very nice use of space and a good project!

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#2 posted 02-15-2019 10:36 PM

Thanks Ralbuck!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#3 posted 02-15-2019 11:35 PM

Great job. The boss lady should be rather happy with this.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 02-16-2019 01:25 AM

Thanks Hoss, she’s already filling up the space

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 02-16-2019 01:36 AM

Nice job Tooch. Looks a lot like what I need to do in one of our closets. Nice matching finish too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 02-16-2019 04:44 AM

Good work!...That is something like ’’walk in’’...I see lot of stuff will fit here.

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#7 posted 02-16-2019 07:13 AM

Great way for extra shelving, think a few of our closets and the pantry have very similar shelves!

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#8 posted 02-16-2019 02:16 PM

Nice work on the shelves Tooch! I too hate that wire stuff.

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#9 posted 02-17-2019 02:13 AM

Nice set of shelves, Mike.

Cheers, JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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