Easy Shelf Ideas: Tips for Home OrganizationUpdated: Sep. 25, 2018
Check out these shelf ideas: Speedy shelving tips and projects
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Easy-to-build display shelves
Tempered glass and wood shelving ideas
Build this simple display shelf from 1x4s and tempered glass. Secure the short side sections to the 48-in.-long back sections using wood glue and 4d finish nails. Paint the brackets and screw them to the wall. Buy round cornered tempered glass shelves and slide them in place. Build this simple display shelf from 1x4s and tempered glass. Secure the short side sections to the 48-in.-long back sections using wood glue and 4d finish nails. Paint the brackets and screw them to the wall. Buy round cornered tempered glass shelves and slide them in place.
Screw shelf brackets to studs
Store small containers—spray paint, putty cans, glue bottles—right in the wall! Screw shelf brackets (6-ft. lengths cost $1.50 each at home centers) to the studs, then install shelves, cut from standard 1×4 boards, on adjustable clips ($2 for a bag of 12). The boards fit perfectly; there’s no need to saw them to width.
Make shelves from L-hooks and 2x4s
Panel your shop with pegboard instead of drywall or plywood and there’ll be no shortage of shelving ideas to hang dozens of hand tools, no matter how small your shop is. Home made shelving that’s specifically for pegboard takes the concept one step further. Use 2x4s and 1/4-in. L-hooks to make the shelves. Chamfer the top back edge so the shelf can be tipped in and tighten the L-hooks for a snug fit against the pegboard. Predrill the edges of the 2x4s with a 3/16-in. drill bit about every 6 in., and screw in threaded 2-in. L-hooks to match the holes in your pegboard. These shelves are surprisingly strong and can be sized to fit your specific needs.
Quick-install clothes rod
His-and-hers shower shelving ideas
Hang shower shelves from cabinet knobs
If you need more than shampoo and a bar of soap in the shower, here’s how to provide space for all your vital beauty potions: Get a couple of those shelves that are designed to hang from a shower arm and hang them on cabinet knobs. Use No. 8-32 hanger screws ($1) to screw the knobs into studs or drywall anchors.