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Step 6: Another example

This is another one we made for a "used things" shop in our city.

It is 15 meters wide and 2,5 meters high with vertical sticks every 0,5 meters.

It was made with all kind of particles boards we had around.

As it can be seen in the photo it has no mortices in the selves --just in the vertical sticks-- and it works too.
AntonioMDC1 year ago
if you had an open/unfinished wall, and that wall was NOT a bearing wall, you could just notch the studs. if a bearing wall add strips to the front of each stud leaving gaps to simulate the notches.

I can't tell you how many shelves I have cut or pieced to flow in and around studs and made or bought little brackets to attach to each side of every stud, and never thought of this. it is so elegantly simple. I wish I had seen this sooner!
triumphman2 years ago
Are the wedges thin triangular pieces of wood? The whole thing stands without screwing the shelves to the sticks? And heavy books don't collapse it? Wow!
agedjake5 years ago
Fan-bloody-tastic!!! simple, easy, green.......................WOW!
tichus5 years ago
I'm wondering if this design could be modified to a leaning version, and made to be disassembled. I also need lots of shelves for a hallway that has no children, no pets, and is not owned (no holes for walls).
bloody brilliant ! have bin looking for a quik and easy yet cool solution for shelving in a hallway and this is the best so far
nice instructable! i think it would be a good idea to space the vertical strips 16": apart, thereby allowing them to be attached to the wall studs, which would add a lot of strength to the unit.
Greenehouse6 years ago
Great idea. I think I will use a smaller, modified version for a DVD holder. I would think your "wedges" are OK and won't compress much because the wood grain is perpendicular to the grain in the wall uprights. Thanks.