Recently the wire shelves in our closets have started to fall down due to overloading. A normal person might have given away some cloths and re mounted the shelves. An aspiring lumber jock, however, will recognize a chance to rip out everything and rebuild from scratch.
So I decided to the take the lessons learned and the designs from my previous closet project and scale it up to a room that is nearly three times the size
Basic design is 6 towers and 4 sets of shelves. Each tower consists of four plywood panels (left, right, top and bottom), three shelves (top, middle, bottom), a toe kick across base and a mounting strip/shelf support under each shelf. Shelves are biscuit joined and pocket screwed.
Plywood box will be strengthened with a solid woodface frame and then mounted directly to wall using 3” cabinet screws thru mounting strip into wall studs. Space between towers will be filled with floating shelves, supported by 1/4” dowels in holes drilled into panel sides. Face frame is biscuit joined. All maple stock.
I do not use sketch up for design – I used power point to make a scale drawing. And then built a story stick to mark the shelf, support and pin locations. Then used it to place the biscuit locations for both the towers and the face frames. A plywood story stick (avoids warping) was a good idea in the 16th century and hasn’t required improvement since then.
Part 2 – Cutting up all the wood
-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn