DIY Shelf Covers
...okay remember my post on my linen closet organization? Well I promised a post on how I made my shelf covers and here it is.
We only have one linen closet in my small house and it was CRAMMED. Not at all functional.
So I got to work organizing it- for a reminder you can see that post here. And also as a reminder- here is the before of my terrible linen closet.
I decided to make some wood covers to hide those ugly wire shelves.
I started by measuring the wire shelves. These covers needed to be 22” long and 12” deep and the faces for the front would be 3” wide and 22” long.
So I went to my scrap wood pile and found everything I needed left over from previous projects.
If you are starting from scratch- here’s your list:
•1x3x8 for the facing. (one would cover 4 shelves, I have 5 shelves so I would have bought 2 of these)
• nail gun
These need to fit over the wire shelves so I needed to make a cut out for the brackets. I used a piece of paper to trace around them so I’d have a template.
Then transfer this template onto your plywood.
The I cut everything out with my jigsaw. You could also use a table saw for the longer cuts.
After I got them all cut, I had to make some adjustments bc my closet walls are not straight.
Once I got them to fit, (a little kicking was needed) I placed all the plywood shelves into the wire shelves and used my nail gun to attach the 1x3 for the front.
I spent $0 on this project because it was all left over wood from other projects so I call this an absolute win.