You will need:
 Pine 50 x 100 for the uprights - cut to length
 Pine 25 x 100 for the supports - cut to length
 Plywood cut to size for the shelves
 150mm blots, nuts and washers
TOOLS: Drill/Driver and drill bits, hammer, adjustable wrench, spirit level, clamps
the example shown here, the
centre two shelves are
adjustable, and by drilling
a few extra holes you can
make all the shelves adjustable.
1. Have the two vertical lengths cut
so you have an overlap with the ceiling
2. Choose your location and clamp the uprights
in place temporarily to get measurements.
Once the location is final, and the uprights
are completely vertical (check the front
and the side with a spirit level), nail them in place and drill the holes
for placing the shelf braces.
3. Use bolts in the holes to hold the bracing.
(The bolts will need to be fairly long to go
through the width of the upright, plus the
width added by the two braces. A
150mm bolt will allow space for a washer
under both the head and the nut. If you
prefer, the adjustable shelves can be
attached with wing nuts instead of flat nuts.
4. Drill holes and attach the supports on one upright first. Then position one brace
temporarily and make sure it is level.
Mark and drill holes in the second support.
(If you have no helpers, a bar clamp,
set loosely, makes a good extra hand.)
5. Once the adjustable shelf braces are in
place, you can use wire nails to attach the
non-adjustable shelves, using the same
technique to make certain the shelves
6. Use nails to secure the shelves to the
25 x 100mm pine supports as shown in the diagram.
No finish is required for utility shelving,
but you may use paint if desired.
Use a water-based enamel, such as Prominent Ultragloss, for a surface that can be washed from time to time.
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