How To-Building a Custom Shelving Unit

I am sure most of you have a room in your home that is an “Everything’ room. The room that serves this purpose in our home is a playroom/computer room/treadmill room/fireplace room.  So you should understand I needed some organization in the room!  Enter my wonderful husband!  He is NOT a carpenter, in fact, he is actually an accountant so what carpentry skills he has, have been earned through trial and error.  I requested a shelving unit to replace what I felt was a “waste of space” in our everything room.  Below are before and after pictures, as well as, a short video clip of Chris explaining the process.  You may wonder how frugal this project was….Well, upon researching online, I found prices ranging from $800-$2,000 for custom shelving with as many openings as our has.  Chris was able to create our unit for under $250! Now that’s a great savings! **Note, my picture taking skills were crooked, not the shelves!

“Wasted Space” Before


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  1. says

    Just the kind of thing I have been looking for! I am doing I’m an Organized Junkies’s 52 weeks of Organizing and am definitely going to need to make some shelving! I found you off the blog hop and am now following you. :) I would love a follow back at :)

  2. says

    This is great! I would LOVE to have shelving units like this all over my house and try to find some organization to the chaos!

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