I am finally posting my Cubby Storage Rack that you saw in my Hall closet makeover last week, and boy do I love it!! I had some set backs with sick kids (strep throat) this week, so I didn't post this at the beginning when I wanted to...
Since I put it up we have had two snow storms and it has passed the test with flying colors! It is a MILLION TIMES better than what we were doing before. Not a single item left on the floor. Bam!
You NEED one of these! I have been wanting something like this for a long time, ever since I saw these DIY Rustic Wall Storage Bins. In fact, I was going to just build them the same way and realized that I wanted mine to fit inside the door frame, and so I needed to use smaller wood. I changed the plan to fit my space, which is the beauty of DIY!
Lets get started! This tutorial will give you the basic guidelines of how I built my cubby storage rack, and you can build it to fit your needs.
I measured my closet and determined how tall I wanted the shelf. I also considered how many cubbies I wanted. I had used an adult size pair of gloves and a hat to determine about how wide and tall each cubby needed to be... I then cut my boards (see above). The 54" boards are for the sides. The 6 1/2" boards are for the bottoms of the cubbies, the top, and the ones that are not as wide are for support boards, I actually ended up cutting one more support board, so there total. The 7 1/2 boards are for the front of the cubbies.
I used painters tape to mark the boards every 9" inches so I knew where to glue and nail on the bottoms of the cubbies. On the right you can see me nailing them on. The painter's tape is on the back side so you can't see it, but it is there, and it was extremely helpful.
Family File System, but then I remembered my awesome dollar store find. I got a six pack of chalkboard labels for $1! They work great! I did reposition a couple of them and they didn't stick as well after that, but the others have stayed fine, not bad for a dollar, and it only took seconds to apply them. :) You can also buy these at craft stores, I am not sure if the quality is better, but I would assume so because they are more money, right?
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