1: three 8′ length 1′ x 4′ board cut in half
2: brackets or angle cut board for brace. If you don’t have a saw buy the brace
3: one 8′ length 1′ x 4′ cut in half and take one of the halves and cut that in half for a back brace to hold the seven 4′ lengths together
4: 5′ x 8′ wide board cut in half for shelving
5: wood glue
6: chalk paint or wood stain
7: long clamps, pencil, screws and screwdriver
This wall shelving unit is nice and roomy for bigger items. It is easy to put together. All you have to do is get three 8′ boards cut in half, one extra 8′ length cut in half. From that half take one 4′, get it cut in half. You should have seven 4′ lengths and two 2′ lengths. Also have the pine shelving board cut in half at the store. Some places charge a small fee but it’s worth it. Now all you have to do is stain the boards to stain of choice. I used chalk paint and mixed some in a small container with water so it would apply like a stain. With three different colours, I mixed a couple to give a different tone and rustic look. Once that is done, let dry.
Now that the boards are dry, begin by laying out your pattern. If you like the layout, start gluing each, then clamp and let dry fully, screw in the 2′ boards to the back, lengthwise. Now lay out the bracket and mark your spots. Screw them in place and attach the shelving boards.
That is it!
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