Sunday, July 21, 2013

Shelves for the Basement

I've have made some progress taming our basement with shelving. Here are some cantilevered shelves that I use to store tools over the work bench.

I also added 30" deep storage shelves on either side of our basement fire place. Here is a before/after of the basement.

Where did all the junk go? On to these big shelves, of course
Here is how they were made: 2"x3"s hung from the rafters define the frame and then two shelves with 2"x3" cross-bracing hold the plywood tops.

Finally, I installed shelves inside the fireplace to hold our house paint. Here is a before/after set of pictures. The shelves were recycled from old 2"xWides" that the carpenters used to install the windows.


  1. Nice work, Toby! Love the paint shelves especially. What did you guys do with that hutch?

  2. Thanks. The hutch is in the garage right now. It's really the shell of a hutch. There is no back etc.

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  4. Lot of paint there. You guys have that many different colors around the house? I need some cantilevered shelves myself, or a peg board. Ian

  5. Yes, the house has been painted many different colors -- different for each room and the hallways. Also trim colors, exterior colors etc. I need to put a pegboard up in the basement next ;).