Kitchen Shelf – How To Make DIY Storage

Kitchen Shelf – How To Make DIY Storage


oh ho today we’re gonna turn this into
this what’s up guys so today I have a special video for you in response to a
comment that was left on the video that I posted yesterday from five-0 t-mac
this person wants to know how to build the kitchen storage box that I described
in yesterday’s video so that’s what we’re gonna do first we got to go to the
store and get some containers one of the things about this container thing that
we’re gonna make today is that it looks very custom and it is I mean we got to
make the box and everything like that but really the whole thing depends upon
the containers that we use so we’re gonna go to a local store right now and
just kind of comb through some different containers play around with some
different configurations it’s good to bring a tape measure with to do this
process because you’re gonna want to measure and lay everything out make sure
that it’s gonna fit your area the box that we’re gonna make today we’re gonna
try to keep it between 40 and 48 inches wide and we’re going to try to keep it
at a height of about eight to nine inches and you know those are gonna vary
it’s all going to depend on what size containers we can find today so let’s go
check out some containers and see what we come up all right so now we need to find where
they keep all the containers I have no idea where they keep all the shopping
containers or not shopping containers but all the kitchen stuff so find that you know where the like little
containers like storage containers for like kitchen dry goods and stuff like
that okay all right thanks man okay so I brought my tape measure with me but if
you didn’t have your tape measure and you want to use these squares on the
floor you could easily do that as well each of these are gonna represent about
a foot so you could just lay them out that way
I brought a tape measure so I’m gonna lay that out and start put together some
boxes don’t talk about so given the materials that are here at
the store I know that originally we were going to go four feet wide by yay high
but we’ve decided to change that up or I’ve decided to change that up you’re
gonna have to agree with that but I’ve decided to change it up to two feet wide
given by what we have here at the store as far as containers and stuff like that
it’s actually gonna be a little higher at twelve twelve inches tall by 24
inches wide let’s go back to the shop and put it all together so I’m back here
at the shop and I’ve got my containers and what I did is I put some paper
inside here so that you can see exactly what’s going on so you can really see
the containers this way and what we’re gonna do is you just got to play around
with some different sizes to see what’s gonna work as far as what’s gonna fit
together and then from there you start to create your box in our case I think
this is what we’re gonna this is what we’re gonna go off of is this right here
and then from here you gotta take some measurements take your tape measure you
pretty much want the sides to be exact in our cases this is like 24 and 5/16 so
we’re gonna make it 24 and 3/8 give it a little bit of room on the sides now
these are interior dimensions so make sure you’re drawn when you draw this out
you know you want to make sure even if you don’t have the best 3d drawing you
want to try to give as much 3d out of it as you can so that way you can easily
draw your dimensions one time so in our case we’re going to go 24 and 3/8
and that’s our width and then on our height you want to make sure that you
can get your fingers inside there so what I like to do is I’ll grab a piece
of three coat the quarter inch is my finger and that’s pretty standard so
what I would do is you measure this and in our case we’ve got 11 and 3/4 so
we’re gonna add 3/4 to this I’m gonna make it 12 and a half that weight on the
top you can get your fingers in there pull these out as you need you 12
yeah and then for our depth again I like to make this pretty exact so in
our case we’re going to go four and an eighth now I gotta go go cut all the wood so they’re gonna go together like so now
one thing I failed to mention that I want to bring bring to the attention
right now is these side pieces you have to make whatever this material is longer
so you don’t want to cut yourself into a situation like that so the interior here
this is our width our 24 24 and 3/8 because I use the 3/4 inch material I
needed to add an inch and a half worth of material to the top and to the side
so the top and the bottom could catch and keep it all nice and square it’s a
mistake that a lot of people will make you’ll bang the whole thing together and
then nothing will fit so I want to bring that to the attention real quick
be sure to add whatever your material is to the top and the bottom so your sides
can nail together good also you’re gonna want to use any
kind of wood glue okay after you’ve done that you want to
nail together so what I do is I’ll just roll these sides up just like that shoot
the whole thing together making sure that our edges are
nice and flush I like to put about two to three nails
and the sides of these want to make sure they get all the excess glue out of here
it’s very pain in the butt to sand it later so make sure you get all the glue
out okay stand it up now I’ll put a couple more nails in just down the
center what that’s gonna do that’s gonna hold the board’s nice and tight while
the glue dries now the next step is we need to put it back on this so easiest
way to do that before you nail something to the back of here you want to make
sure that you square this up and the way you do that is you kind of pull
diagonals like this so I got 29 and a half and a 29 and an eight
so we got to bump it a little bit over the easiest way to do that is the
highest side you want to pull that tight so you get like 29 and a little over 29 the corner wonder
29 Network so he’s gonna play around with a little bit
you have twenty nine and a quarter now you got twenty nine and a quarter all
right now we’re ready to put some plywood on this now I gotta cut it into the right length so I grab some half-inch plywood because
for what we’re gonna be using this for it’s not gonna really make that much of
a difference but if you’re gonna have some heavier stuff in here then you
probably want to go with something a little stronger this is what’s gonna
hold it to the wall but for most things half-inch plywood is gonna it’s really
gonna do the trick so let me go ahead and nail this on oh and you can also add
glue to the back of this but for this demonstration today before you nail the
rest of it together it’s always a good idea to check that squareness again and
make sure that it’s correct so what I’ll do is I will nail the bottom half of
this and then I’ll hang this over the table so they can get the nail gun in
there and then I’ll just check my square again this way yours the plywood is
something it’s a nice piece to grab on to hold it nice and straight so right
now we’re a little twenty nine and a quarter heavy that way there you have it little box now because
this video came in today so fast I didn’t exactly want to paint it I would
strongly recommend painting this ugly thing you know something a different
color but for today’s demonstration because I want to get this video up on
YouTube for you guys to take a better look at it I thought let’s just get them
inside case there you have your very own kitchen organization display case
thingamabob er that I like to call a tiny spice rack a large spice rack you
call whatever you want but the bottom line is is this is not that bad well
listen I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video please like comment and share this
video and if you haven’t subscribed this channel I don’t know what you’re waiting
for hit the button on the bottom see
tomorrow if you pass

6 thoughts on “Kitchen Shelf – How To Make DIY Storage

  • Wow, this is a very useful tutorial!! It would a nice house warming gift to giving to someone. I live in an apartment and not sure how I would affix it to the wall without damaging it.😊👍🏾

  • Hey Bob! I missed your lives piece by 32 minutes. I tried to add comments and there was no option as usual. You forgot to mention height limitations, they can fit under bridges and overpasses. There a couple tiny home communities in parking lots. One in Oregon: right tiny homes around a common area with a fireput. Houses are individually hook to electricity and sewer! The there the Los Vegas parking with common laundry, kitchen, fire pit and concerts. FYI

  • Hey Bob: looking at your thumbnail, vanlifer could make kitchen storage or cabinets for Van's. They should scrib the fit tight to the wall and the curve of the van wall.
    PS: You must be an old soul with the music you use. Smile 🤗

  • Oh, be still my heart. Not only is this DIY really neat, but you are too cute. Can I please just follow you around all day and watch you be creative?

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *