With all the little projects and furniture shuffling I’ve been doing lately I’ve been finding that I’m having a problem with overall scale – so for each new / large item I bring in one of the older, larger items must either move or they gots to go!
In context, when that old furniture cart made it’s way into my living room my old shelving units had to clear out… They fit perfectly in my old place but here, with all my new stuff, they just aren’t working all that well so I decided to put some new shelving in upstairs in a completely unused section of my bedroom.
Problem; a couple of weeks ago my dad and I installed a new baseboard heater (no ducts / vents on the very top floor) making putting any shelving against that wall pretty much impossible.
Solution; I saw a posting for some antique fruit crates on Craigslist pretty cheap and thought, instant shelving. It’s a super simple project and takes almost no time.
Find & mark your studs…
Put ‘er on pucks, bahd! In my case I wanted to mount them at 18″ to give a little space between the shelving and the heater and it just so happens that those old Ikea side tables are 18″ in height.
Make sure your shelves are level… Tits on!
Screw a bunch of screws into ‘em and you’re basically done. For now I’ve just screwed the bottom three into the wall so that I can play with different arrangements and whatnot and I may re-enforce the bottom of the unit – either with two legs, some additional support along the back or some combination of the two.
Now comes the challenge of deciding what goes where and collecting more good guys to hang out on these good guys…
On a somewhat related note; Ace & Kaelah (Arcee & Kaewonder) have an amazing soul / funk mix series called “Cratery” which is seriously incredible thus far… Download and boogie. Do it.