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Build shallow shelves to fit behind the door in your laundry room, utility room or pantry.

The space behind a door is another storage spot that’s often overlooked. Build a set of shallow shelves and mount it to the wall. The materials cost about $40.

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  • How to make a wall shelf. Behind The  Door Shelves - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure the distance between the door hinge and the wall and subtract 1 in. This is the maxi- mum depth of the shelves. This project uses 1x4s for the sides, top and shelves. Screw the sides to the top. Then screw three 1x2 hanging strips to the sides: one top and bottom and one cen- tered. Nail metal shelf standards to the sides. Complete the shelves by nailing a 1x2 trim piece to the sides and top. The 1x2 dresses up the shelf unit and keeps the shelves from falling off the shelf clips.

  • Step 2

    Locate the studs. Drill clearance holes and screw the shelves to the studs with 2-1/2-in. wood screws. Put a rubber bumper on the frame to protect the door.

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Matthew B.
Matthew B.
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Ronald T.
Ronald T.
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