How to Build Closet Shelving for Your Home

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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  1. 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.


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