Saturday, January 3, 2009

Simple Homemade Scrapbook Paper Shelves for $50 Part 2

Putting it all together.

I predrilled the holes with counter sinks at both ends of the 41" board and also at 14" from both ends. Depending on how accurate you are the idea is to create the space for the 13" shelves. You should have a 12" space in the middle. I did not fill in the space in the middle I left it open for us to add ribbon spools and other scrapbooking things.

Match up the holes and predrill them on the 60" board. Next step is to screw the 48" boards with the grooves lined up and facing each other to the 41" board and then the 60" board.

Make sure all is tight and then paint it or paper it or do your scrapbooking thing to it. Move it to the room and using a 2" x 1" x 3' board secure it to teh wall. Basically screw the support board to the shelf then stand the shelf up agains the wall and make sure everything is plum then screw the support board into the studs. We were initially going to hang this thing on the wall but we turned it upside down and set it on the floor and secured it to the wall.

My wife has yet to decorate it but my part is done.


  1. This is soooo wonderful! What a great hubby you are... You should start your own company!

  2. This is really nice. I am looking for something to store short toys, like those Melissa and Doug things that come in fairly flat wooden boxes, or board games -- so that you don't have to dig through the whole precarious stack for the one you want. Something like this would fit the bill nicely, although I might need to use something a little heavier duty for the shelves.

  3. Your wife is very lucky to have such a handy man! Scrapbookers do have a lot of paper and storage is a huge concern. Bravo for building her such a nice storage unit. :-)

  4. I love this! What a wonderful idea, thank you for sharing with us.