WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT
• Measure the back and side walls to determine the length of the shelf supports.
• Deduct 1 ½ inches from the length of the back wall shelf support measurement to account for the ¾ inch thickness of each end support.
• Cut 1 x 3 inch shelf supports to fit the back and side walls of the closet.
• Locate the studs in the walls on all sides.
• Attach the supports for the top shelf to the walls with their top edges 84 inches above the floor using wood screws driven into the wall studs. This will be the bearer of most of the weight so it’s important to have them driven into the studs.
Cut the supports for the bottom shelf and attach them to the wall with their top edges 76 inches above the floor using wood screws driven directly into the wall studs.
Cut the two long 11 7/8 inch-wide shelves from 3/4 inch plywood. Cut them to length to fit the width of your closet.
Measure and cut the two 11 7/8 x 76 inch side pieces for the central shelf unit from 3/4 inch plywood.
Measure and cut the six 11 7/8 inch-square shelves for the central unit from 3/4 inch plywood.
• Assemble the central shelf unit using wood screws or finishing nails. Space the shelves evenly or according to the height of the items you plan to store.
• Leave the top and bottom of the unit open.
Position the central shelf unit in the middle of the closet.
Mark notches on the sides of the central shelf unit to fit around the lower shelf's back support. Cut out with a hand saw.
• Lay one of the long shelves on the lower shelf supports and on top of the central shelf unit.
• Attach the shelf with wood screws or 6d finishing nails.