Building a shelf might be a great solution if your laundry room is congested and you need somewhere to keep your cleaning materials. It not only adds more storage, but it can also keep your laundry room well organized and productive. This post will walk you through creating a laundry room shelf.
You’ll need a few supplies to make your laundry room shelf, so let’s get started. The items you’ll need are listed below:
- 1x10x8′ pine board
- 1x2x8′ pine board
- Wood glue
- 2 1/2″ wood screws
- 1 1/4″ wood screws
- Finishing nails
- Stain or paint
Steps to Build a Laundry Room Shelf
You can create the laundry room shelf now that you have the necessary supplies. Take these actions:
Measure and Cut the Pine: Boards Using a saw, cut the 1x10x8′ pine board into two 30″ pieces. Cut the 1x2x8′ pine board into two 28 1/2″ pieces and two 9″ pieces.
Sand the Boards: Using sandpaper, sand the rough edges of the boards until they are smooth.
Assemble the Shelf: Place one of the 30″ pine boards on your work surface. Apply wood glue along one edge of the board. Place one of the 28 1/2″ pine boards perpendicular to the 30″ board, lining it up with the edge with glue. Secure the two boards together using 2 1/2″ wood screws. Repeat this step with the other 30″ and 28 1/2″ boards.
Add the Supports: Apply wood glue to the ends of the 9″ pine boards. Place them on the inside of the shelf, 6″ from each end, perpendicular to the shelf. Secure them in place using 1 1/4″ wood screws.
Finish the shelf:
- Using finishing nails, attach the remaining 1x2x8′ pine board to the bottom of the shelf, and flush with the bottom edge.
- Sand the entire shelf until it is smooth.
- Stain or paint the shelf to match your laundry room decor.
Tips and Tricks
- Make the shelf unique to your need. Consider constructing a second shelf above or below the one you just constructed if you need extra storage.
- For even more storage choices, think about adding hooks or baskets to the edges of the shelf.
- Several home improvement stores can cut your boards for you for a modest cost if you don’t have a saw.
Additional Storage Solutions
While adding a shelf to your laundry room is a fantastic method to increase storage, you can also use additional storage options in addition to the shelf. For example, consider putting in a wall-mounted ironing board or a hanging rod for clothing that can air dry to reduce room.
A shelf is an excellent way to organize and add storage to your laundry room. Make a special shelf that satisfies your unique demands with only a few simple materials and some work. To build a functional and organized laundry room, remember to adjust the shelf to match your space and consider other storage options. With the help of these suggestions and techniques, you’ll soon have a clutter-free laundry room. Visit pantryraider.org for additional advice on DIY projects and home organizing.