DIY Tape Storage Shelf

4 Materials
2 Hours

In my craft room I have been taking the time to research for each need and want I place in the craft room, I need something to store my tapes on.

Mr. Tip has all of his tapes up on the peg board on a long arm piece. Looks nice and tidy but a pain when you try to grab what you need, they all fall off the arm unless you want the first roll of tape.

I didn’t want that for my craft room so I searched for a better solution.  This is what I came up with, I l♥ve my solution!

To see all of my progress in the craft room you can review here →  CRAFT ROOM PROJECT

Supplies used

  • two pieces of scrap wood 5″ x 8″
  • a piece of wood trim size 2″ x 24″
  • three 24″ dowel rods
  • drill and  drill bit the size of your dowel rod
  • wood glue
  • nail gun

Step 1

  •  Taking the two pieces of 5″ x 8″ of wood and cut one of the sides to form a slant. If you need the measurements I used click here → PATTERN


Step 2

  • Drill three holes half way through your board with a drill bit the size of your dowel rod.

Placement of the holes

  1. measure ½ inch up from the bottom corner on the straight side
  2. measure ½ inch up from the bottom center
  3. 2 inches up from the front bottom corner on the slant side.

Step 3

  • Add wood glue inside of all 3 of the drilled holes.

Step 4

  • Tap all three of the dowel rods inside the drilled holes.

Step 5

  • Do the same thing with the other side panel.

Step 6

Add a back brace to the back of the shelf. I am using a piece of trim left over from my storage unit. I cut the trim to 24 inches. Using wood glue and a nail gun to secure the side panel to the back brace.

Step 7

Secure the rods to the side panels with the nail gun.

It works perfect! Creating a little curve to the front dowel rod holds the tape inside. Pretty cool huh?

Step 8

  • Paint your shelf. You can stand it or add wall hooks to hang on the wall like I did.

I added a hook to one side of my shelf to store my paint can openers. I could never find them before and ended up using a screwdriver to open my can of paint.

I am going to be so happy when working in my craft room, it will be so easy to grab what I need when working on a project.

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  • CJ CJ on Jun 10, 2020

    Super idea! I've been trying to figure out an easy to make and use idea to store a variety of tapes, duct, masking, packing, etc. but my attempt of using a box isn't good when you are in a rush, kind of like the long peg board rod your husband uses.

    Your tape shelf idea is perfect! Thank you for sharing!

    My question is what kind of hanger did you put on? I assume it must fit on the back edge of each end board.

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