Add extra shelving space with DIY shelf inserts

If you’re like me and only have a limited amount of shelving space to store things, with no room to add more,  a great solution is to make custom DIY shelf inserts. They are easy and inexpensive to make and will allow you the freedom to configure your shelf space to meet your specific needs.

You only a few basic materials and tools to built them: 4″ x 1″ or 6″ x 1″ pine board, wood glue, screws, corner clamps, drill and a countersink drill bit, wood filler and stain or paint (optional). The steps for making this are the same as for making the shelf from this previous post, except that you don’t need the bottom piece.

It’s an easy and quick way to customize your shelving to work with the kinds of things you have to store, and at the same time makes it easier to get to everything.

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