DIY Covers for Wire Shelving
Measure the length and the depth of the shelves, and according to those measurements, purchase the following material.
- Plywood sheathing – 1/4 inch x 4 ft x 8 ft . The amount of sheets needed will depend on the number of shelves you will be making and their depth.
- Select Pine board – 1 inch x 4 inch x 6 ft. (Actual size: 3/4 inch x 3 1/2 inch) – These are for the facing of the shelves. Again, the amount needed will depend on the number of shelves and their width.
- Wood glue
- Staple gun and staples – We used crown staples 1 inch long x 1/4 inch wide
- Table saw
- Miter saw
- Wood putty and palm sander – Optional: to cover staples and sand off the surface.
- One-step varnish and urethane – Color of choice.
- Brush & gloves – to apply varnish
Resources for this project:See all materials
Judy on May 28, 2020
I was inspired by your project! Here are my pictures. My hubby did the woodwork; I did the emptying and will do the refilling! We had to notch the sides to fit over the rack holders.
Darlene Merritt on Oct 12, 2020
This is a great project . Wire shelves are a pain . I don’t have them in my house , but I do have them in my garage . I put a board on top so items don’t fall through . Not as pretty as your, but the same idea.