This post about plywood shelves is sponsored by Build Something. Most homeowners dream of beautifully organized closets with easy access. Let’s make those dreams come true with simple plywood shelves. It’s easier than you think and completely customizable for your closet space.
A DIY tutorial for making easy and pretty plywood shelves for your linen closet. Make your closet organized, functional and user friendly with shelves.
I’m honestly giddy over this project because it brings me such joy and happiness seeing my linen closet looking so good. I haven’t done a closet makeover since I tackled my girls walk-in closet a few years back. I sure hope you have a closet that needs some love and attention so you too can benefit from these easy plywood shelves.
I’ve partnered with Build Something to create this project. If you enjoy building and working with wood you should check out their site here. It’s full of free step-by-step project plans with lots of DIY building projects. They have a large library of certified plans and plans submitted by woodworkers and hobbyists. Definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for free plans in a wide variety of categories.
But first a few more details on these plywood shelves – like how they are removable if you want to store something taller.
Because what you store may change over time and you don’t want to be completely locked in. You can simply lift up the shelf and remove it to make space for taller items.
For this project I used the Kreg Accu-Cut guide track to rip and cut plywood shelves. The Kreg Accu-Cut is a great tool and works in place of a table saw:
- rip and cut plywood (up to 48″ long)
- track stays in place with anti-slip strips attached to underside
- uses a universal sled mounted to circular saw
I use my Kreg Accu-Cut when cutting down large to handle pieces that would be unsafe on the table saw.
Ready for a scene from real life? We moved into this house six years ago and I have not touched this closet except to throw things inside. Look at the mess!
I’m almost too embarrassed to share how gross and slovenly we appear. That poor linen closet was severely neglected mostly because there were no shelves. I finally took control of the situation and installed these pretty plywood shelves.
There was quite a bit of prep work to be done before the shelves could go in but it was worth all the effort. Removing wallpaper and old hanging bars, repairing trim, spackling and caulk and finally everything was painted white. You cannot go wrong with white paint especially in a closet and I absolutely love the contrast of the white against the warm wood tones.
Look how beautifully they fit into place and no notching or any fancy cuts required. I’m sharing the details over at Build Something here so you can make these shelves too. Cheers to all the organized, beautiful and functional linen closets!
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