Picture of Workshop custom wall shelves
When getting some serious work done in your workshop, one thing that can be annoying is when you don't have all your tools around your work area. 

Many makers like having a pegboard but for myself the facing wall is about 12 inches away from the edge of my workbench. Also, I have a lot of larger tools that I couldn't fit on a regular pegboard. My solution : 3 custom shelves attached on my wall. This Instructable will guide you in making them and having too a nice access to your larger tools in your workshop.

You can see my Workbench and companion worktable in the picture on my profile.

Happy making.

Step 1: Get your materials

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In this project, I used some left over 2x4 and 3/4" plywood that I had to complete this project. 

I made the shelves only 48" long as I wanted to minimize the bending of the plywood. You can also see the two support 2x4 in the back to distribute the load on all three shelves. 

Custom wall shelves dimensions :  48" (L) - 15" (D) - 31" (H)

2x4 length 
6 x 12" 
1 x 12.5" (lower mid support)
1 x 12.75" (higher mid support)
2 x 30.25 "

* The two mid support aren't shown in the picture as they were added in the assembly, hurray for improv !

3/4" plywood
1 x 48" x 15" (top shelf)
2 x 46.5" x 12" (mid and bottom shelves)
2 x 15" x 30.25" (side panel)