Basement shelves

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Project by Andy Panko posted 07-12-2012 11:48 AM 17415 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is neither pretty nor an impressive display of woodworking skills. But nonetheless, it is a project made of wood, so I figured I’d post it up here. We have a 1960s house with an unfinished basement. Half of the basement had a makeshift assortment of a) old homemade wooden shelves from the previous owner, b) cheap plastic shelves and c) random other dressers, boxes, etc. I decided to take out all of the various old shelving and make three walls of unified efficiently packed in new shelves. It is 2×3 Doug Fir studs with 3/4” C/D plywood. The bottom shelf is resting on pressure treated 2×4s on the slab. The vertical supports are pocket screwed into the undersides of the ceiling joists. It is three separate walls of shelves, but they are all connected. So overall, the entire set of shelves is effectively one solid continuous structure.

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ,

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 12:41 PM

Looks good. I need to do this.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#2 posted 07-12-2012 04:43 PM

Can you come do it to my garage next? I pay in gum!~~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#3 posted 07-12-2012 09:31 PM

I had a similar set in my shed untill the termites ate them. :-(

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#4 posted 07-12-2012 09:39 PM

I think they’re both pretty and impressive. Beats the heck out of Ikea’s Sten, which is what I have in the basement.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#5 posted 07-13-2012 01:29 AM

Those look great. Hopwever in Texas, where I live, we just can’t do that. So I will only dream.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#6 posted 08-05-2012 08:55 PM

I’d love to do that… if I had a basement. Looks great.

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