This step by step diy project is about garden storage shelves plans free. This backyard project features detailed instructions regarding the construction of a three shelves storage unit. Use basic techniques and materials to better organize your garden tools. Check out the rest of the outdoor projects that are featured on our site.
You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. In most of the cases, you need a friend to give you a hand when assembling the pergola with swing. Invest in high quality lumber and plywood, as the components will be exposed to bad weather. Protect the components with appropriate paint or stain.
There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tools when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure.
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Garden storage shelves plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 45″ long, 3 pieces – 17 1/2″ long 3xFRAME
- B – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 45″ long 3xSHELVES
- C – 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 89″ long LEGS
- D – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 45″ long RAILS
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
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How to build garden shelves
The first step of the project is to build the frames. Use 2×3 or 2×4 lumber to build the components. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 17 1/2″ long components and secure them to the perpendicular slats using 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled.
Next, attach the 2×4 slats to the frames. Place the slats equally-spaced, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and secure the slats to the frames using 2 1/2″ screws. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Continue the project by attaching the 2×4 or 2×6 legs to both sides of the frames. Adjust the ground clearance as well as the distance between the shelves. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the shelves.
One of the last steps of the project is to fit the guard rails to the back of the storage shelves unit. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 1×4 slats and secure them to the back legs of the garden shelves. Insert 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to create rigid joints.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.
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