This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a garden shelves. If you want to learn more about building a seat bench, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard garage, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.
There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the shelves plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the shelves to suit your needs. Plumb the legs and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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How to Build Garden Shelves
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- A – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long LEGS
- B – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long FRAME
- C – 16 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21″ long FRAME
- D – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x96″ long SHELVES
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12 ft
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1 1/4″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
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Building garden shelves
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frames for the garden shelves. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to cut the components at the right size and to lock them together tightly by inserting 2 1/2″ screws.
Top Tip: Drill pilot holes through the rim components and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right angled.
Continue the project by attaching the side legs to the frames of the garden shed. Make sure you place the frames equally-spaced before inserting the galvanized screws, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.
Plumb the legs with a spirit level and check if the frames are horizontal before inserting the screws through the legs. In addition, attach two supports to the front face of the shelves, to keep them equally-spaced.
One of the last steps of the project is to attach the shelves to the frames, as described in the diagram. Cut the shelves out of 3/4″ plywood and secure them into place by using 1 1/4″ screws. Cut the top shelf at 24″x96″.
Cut the rest of the shelves at 24″x93″ and fit them to the frame, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 1/4″ screws to secure the 3/4″ plywood shelves to the frame, making sure you insert the screws every 6″.
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: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the shelves in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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