Having Fun with 2X4s: Poor man's Storage Shelf

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Project by Bonjin1977 posted 07-06-2009 05:08 AM 3900 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because our first baby comes within few weeks, I need to hurry up and complete my honey do list. I have tackle down organizing basement today. My wife suggested me to buy several storage shelves from Lowes… I found out that storage shelves are not cheap! It goes from cheaply made $35 to really nice $200. I decided to build one. Picked up 2 X 4s, and assemble together. It is not pretty but I paid little over $20. Does it strong enough to put tones on junks? Heck yes!

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#1 posted 07-06-2009 05:12 AM

Nice And Heavy Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 07-06-2009 06:10 AM

This looks like it works great

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-06-2009 07:16 AM

Doesn’t have to be prety, just functional.

Great job.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 07-06-2009 02:30 PM

Building cheaply doesn’t mean that its built cheaply. Looks like you can use the shelf to stand on as well, see double function.

-- wooley

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#5 posted 07-06-2009 03:53 PM

Looks good. It will definitely get the job done and looks like it could support a Chevy.

-- Kirk H. --

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#6 posted 07-06-2009 07:19 PM

Good for you you’re thinking like a Lumberjock.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 07-06-2009 07:25 PM

And when you’ve time to upgrade you have material that can be recycled into another project, unlike the plastic or tin ones you’d buy which would be thrown out. Nicely done.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 07-09-2009 04:09 AM

NIcely done and strongly built. I agree with Scrappy.
Good luck with the rest of that Honey do List


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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