How to Build Kitchen Shelves

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This step by step diy project is about how to build kitchen shelves. Any kitchen requires many storage space for dishes and for spices, so you have to consider building a really simple shelves unit. Remember that you need to plan everything from the very beginning and you have to make adjustments to the dimensions and to the design, in order to suit your needs.

It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the kitchen shelves. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws.

 

 

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Building kitchen shelves

Building kitchen shelves

Building kitchen shelves

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 36″ long FRAME
  • B – 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 30″ long, 3 pieces – 28 1/2″ long SHELVES
  • C – 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 28 1/2″ long SUPPORT
  • D –  1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 30″x30 3/4″ long BACK
  • E – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 29 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 30″ long, 3 pieces – 27″ long TRIMS

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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Building kitchen shelves

Building the sides of the kitchen shelves

Building the sides of the kitchen shelves

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides for the kitchen shelves. In order to add character to the indoor project, we recommend you to make a curve cu to the bottom of the slats, as in the diagram.

Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and remove the residues before continuing the project. Repeat the process for the opposite side of the shelves unit.

Assembling the frame of the shelf unit

Assembling the frame of the shelf unit

Next, build the frame of the kitchen shelves, by fitting the rest of the components. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components (except the top). Drill pocket holes along the top edges of the side components.

Make sure the corners are right-angled and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the components, to make sure the bonds are tight and durable.

Fitting the bottom support

Fitting the bottom support

Next, you need to fit the 1×3 support to the bottom of the kitchen shelves. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to drill pocket holes at both ends of the support and to secure it to the sides by using 1 1/4″ screws.

Attaching the back to the shelves

Attaching the back to the shelves

Build the back of the kitchen shelves out of 3/4″ plywood. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheet with a pencil and get the job done with a circular saw. Work with attention and make sure the corners are right-angled.

Fitting the trims to the front face of the shelves

Fitting the trims to the front face of the shelves

Next, you have to enhance the appearance of the kitchen shelves by fitting the 1×2 trims to the front of the shelves unit. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to take accurate measurements and smooth the cut edges. Drill pocket holes and lock them together in a professional manner.

Drill pilot holes through the trims and secure them to the frame using finishing nails. add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

Fitting the hangers

Fitting the hangers

Last but not least, install the hangers to the bottom support. Place the hangers equally-spaced and adjust the gaps between them according to your needs.

How to build kitchen shelves

How to build kitchen shelves

One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.

Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wooden shelves in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.

 

 

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