Before I installed the drywall on this wall, I built two narrow cubbies to fit between the studs using 1x6 lumber (ripped down to a narrower width) and 1/4" plywood for the back.
Built-In Shelving Between Wall Studs
Sometimes there just isn't enough space in a room for shelving as is the case in our new front room. there is another option: to put the shelving in the wall between the studs!
Once the drywall was installed, I built a frame around the outside of the cabinets and added a piece to cover the stud in the center. Then I painted everything in my favorite shade of white (Silky White by Behr).
I cut and notched pieces of 1x6 lumber as shelves (I used a template to create the shelves) and attached the shelves to the cabinet with wood cleats. The shelving and cleats were stained and sealed prior to installing them.
I'm still trying to decide if I want to add a shelf to the bottom for balance but I haven't fully decided yet... What do you think? For more information, check out the blog post at Designs by Studio C!
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