GoJo Geoff
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Open Free Standing Shelves

3 Materials
$200
4-8 Hours
Medium

I needed some extra storage space and had an area that suited some extra shelves. However this same space may be needed for other uses down the track so I wanted something temporary. Using 2x4's and melamine shelving I built this free standing or self supporting shelves that suited perfectly, doing the job for now but later can be shifted to where I need them. Included in these instructions is a You Tube video showing step by step details.

Materials
Materials

4 Sheets of melamine shelving (white board). 5ft or 1500mm - with extra piece for depth bracing
6 / 2x4 (90x35, 45) - uprights
2 / 1x2 (42x19) - for width bracing
Bugle batten screws - fixing
Watch You Tube tutorial at end for all details

Assembly
Assembly

Cut melamine to desired length
Cut timber to desired length
Groove out timber at equidistant spaces to support each shelf
Screw shelves into place
Watch You Tube tutorial at end for all details

Fit Brace
Fit Brace

Using the same melamine material as the shelves fit one brace in the mid section as per picture.
Watch You Tube tutorial at end for all details

Painted & in place
Painted & in place

Make sure all fixing is correct then paint and move to desired position.
Watch You Tube tutorial at end for all details


This You Tube tutorial clearly shows all the steps needed for the building and evection of the free standing shelves

Suggested materials:

  • Melamine  (Bunnings, Mitre 10, Bowens.)
  • 2x4 (90x35) framing  (As Above)
  • Bugle Batten Screws  (As Above)
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