As one of first, very simple projects, I’m going to make some shelves in the bedroom closet (which is oddly shaped). So I have some newbie questions.
I’m concerned about the smaller shelves to the right. These shelves will hold shoeboxes and folded clothing. I’m wondering if support is needed along the left side of the shelves. I don’t want to put L brackets since I think they’ll look ugly. There is the possibility of clamping a support mechanism to the near by pole. The pole is from Ikea and they have clamps you can buy for it.
Also, what kind of wood to use? I was thinking 3/4” plywood and staining it dark. Then some veneer around the edges. Does this sound kosher?
Lastly, I have only hand tools. Cutting plywood by hand sounds quite laborious. Should I be able to get by or should I look into borrowing a circular saw?
-- Matt - Brooklyn, NY