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How to Build Closet Shelving for Your Home

By: Allen Lyle
Allen Lyle installing DIY closet storage and shelving.

Allen Lyle installing DIY closet storage and shelving.

Shelving for the closet was made from 3/4” thick x 16” wide stock and supported by 1”x 2” cleats attached to the studs in the walls. A vertical piece in the center provided support and divided the closet in two, with one side for hanging clothes and the other for storage.


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  • lh Says:
    April 11th, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Using a nail gun to tack the cleats into place is fine, but that’s not going to support much weight. Make sure you screw the cleats into studs as well if you’re putting anything on those shelves.

  • Debra Barrick Says:
    November 29th, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Very helpful for my needs. Thank you.

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    Thomas Boni Says:
    November 14th, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Hi, Michael,
    Thanks for your interest in the products used for this episode.
    This article is nine years old, so, unfortunately, we no longer have that information.
    Take care!

  • Michael M Says:
    November 13th, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    What kind of wood did you use for the shelves and where did you buy them?

  • amy Says:
    November 15th, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Can I get the dimension for the closet, the size of the left side shelving pieces, and the dimensions of the middle vertical piece?

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How to Build Closet Shelving for Your Home