Introduction: Built-in Kitchen Shelves!
I spent my winter vacation building these shelves into the wall of my little kitchen. It's a fun project if you're looking to upgrade your kitchen and have a couple days to burn.
Step 1: The Kitchen Wall!
This is my lovely non-load-bearing "interior" kitchen wall. I jigsawed out a peephole to check where in the world my studs are hiding. My stud finder was acting bonkers on me.
**Be extra cautious of wires in the wall!
Step 2: Cutting Out the Wall!
I found you guys! The opposite side of this wall is your everyday drywall. The side you see is plywood. I used a jigsaw, a mini craft saw and all my patience to cut along the studs.
Step 3: Cutting and Attaching the Molding!
I cut a "molding" type pattern in the wall and used the scrap wood from the wall to cut more pieces. The trim is cedar wood I bought for the shelving.
Step 4: Painting Time!
I went with one coat of a black and brown mixture and then lightly sanded it for a distressed look.
Step 5: Making the Back of the Shelve!
I stained some thin grainy plywood for the back of the shelves and then waxed the whole thing with teak.
Step 6: My Wife Is BOSS!
My wife had an idea of what she wanted on each shelf, so I measured accordingly.