Installing Wooden Shelves in Your Closet

Instructions on How to Install Wooden Shelves in Your Closet

By Mark J. Donovan

Installing wooden shelves in a closet is a straight forward task that any homeowner can do. Tools required for hanging wooden shelves include a saw, hammer, level, measuring tape, center punch and pencil.

To install wooden shelves simply measure the height from the floor to where you want the shelve to sit. Make a mark on the wall.

Next using your level, put the level on the mark such that the bubble in the level is centered. Make two additional marks next to the level. You should now have 3 marks that are in perfect alignment.

Repeat this process so that the side and back walls each have these marks. By placing your level on an angle between the side wall and the back wall, and on the marks, you should be able to confirm the marks on each wall are level with each other.

Next, install along the back wall 1″x3″ trim. You will need to cut it to length and secure it with finish nails. Make sure the nails are nailed into studs (2″x4″s). Repeat this process with the two side walls. Then sink the nails with your center punch.

Next, cut to length a piece of closet board. Closet board is made out of particle board and has a rounded over smooth edge in the front. You can obtain this at any home improvement center.

Installing Wooden Shelves in Your Closet

Lay the closet board onto the 1″x3″ wooden strips and you are done.

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