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How to Build a Utility Shelf

Recommended tools:
—Measuring Tape
—Power drill
—Power screwdriver
—Safety goggles

These easy-to-build shelves will help you to get organized. The sizes shown here are standard but can be customized to meet your particular needs. They can be easily finished with paint to match the decor of your home. These shelves are ideal for the garage, basement, office or playroom. For heavy-duty requirements, use the 2x4 shelving materials for either the 4' or 8' long versions. The corners of the intermediate shelves must be notched to allow the legs to pass through.

With a few tools, some basic carpentry skills, a little time and Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors, any do-it-yourselfer can build this utility shelf. You can easily paint or stain for a finished look and to match the interior of your home.

Simpson Strong-Tie has a full assortment of connectors to make the job easier, and the project safer, stronger and more appealing. You'll save money by doing it yourself while you enjoy working on the project.


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