DIY Industrial Shelving

DIY Industrial Shelving

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If you are in search for the ideal industrial, modern shelving unit for your home, you know there is an abundance of wood and metal bookshelves available right now. Some are a touch more rustic, while others have more of a traditional look. But our client was looking for something more modern. Kennedi found the perfect unit at a pricey home goods store and then me made her our, more stylish, version of the shelves.

Kennedi provided a picture to the original unit, and our team used these  the following stepa to create the shelving that best suited her needs.

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Our list of supplies was not very ambitious:

  • An industrial metal frame

  • Warm wood shelves

  • A clean, modern design

Let's get started! 

Step One: Spray paint.

This one is pretty self explanatory. After assembling the unit, spray it matte black and let it dry for at least two days. I suggest outside or in the garage.

Step Two: Cut and Stain Wood.

Use 1 x 12 wood planks (I used aspen). Cut the boards to the correct lengths. 23 9/16″ for the bottom three shelves and 23 10/16″ for the top shelf. Then cut the boards to the correct depth; 10 5/8″ for the bottom three and 10 13/16″ for the top shelf. Stain and poly them your desired color.

Step Three: Attach Wood.

Slightly screw the bottom three shelves. Simply set the shelves in place and tighten the screws. They should be nice and snug.

For $50 and less than seven hours, Kennedi had the high-end look she wanted in a shelving unit. This project can also easily be adapted to any size you choose.

Contact us today for your design needs!  

 

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