What is the cheapest ways to put up shelves in pantry?

Can I make the shelves & brackets myself, as need to keep cost done?

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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 02, 2018
    The shelves you could make out of any wood you have around as long as the wood would be strong enough to handle the weight you plan on putting on the shelves. The brackets may be more difficult and you may need to purchase them.

  • EmmaSurf EmmaSurf on Jan 02, 2018
    Wire shelving with brackets is cost effective and you can do that yourself. If you want wood shelves, and you don't need to adjust the height after installing, you can also make those easily. Put a railing around the 3 walls for each shelf. 1x2 is usually strong enough. Just screw into the walls, using a level to be sure each one is level and in line with the other walls. YOu can buy already cut shelves if they fit, or have plywood cut to size for the actual shelf. It will sit on the rails without any additional fasteners, or for more security you can screw them into the rails. If using the wood shelf idea, I personally like to make three pieces of narrow shelving rather than one large piece, essentially making a U shaped shelf instead of a rectangle. You can't put as many items on each shelf, but it frees up the middle of the pantry in case you need to store other items like a vacuum. Also I find that with the deep shelves it's harder to get to all the items. The most important first step, though, is to inventory everything you are need to store, so that you make sure there is enough height between shelves for the tallest items, and that any storage boxes will fit.

  • Susan E Susan E on Jan 02, 2018
    You can get very inexpensive wood , say 5 1/2" x 5 feet for $3.00. Or use 2x4's as in Ana White's plans. Here is an ideal of how they would go together. http://www.ana-white.com/2016/01/free_plans/easy-and-fast-diy-garage-or-basement-shelving-tote-storage

  • Judy Judy on Jan 02, 2018
    Certainly, put the most used items on the bottom shelf, depending if this is above a washer or dryer. Then use the next shelf up, to the occasional used items, and the rarely used items on the top shelf. Congrad!! You did it yourself!! J.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2018
    Why not! That's all you need..........