Can I use pine for shelves?
Avoid using particleboard, MDF, and softwoods like pine for bookshelves. They sag under a lot of weight, dent and scratch easily, don’t offer long-term rigidity, and require extra support for long spans.
Is it cheaper to build or buy shelves?
The pros of DIY shelving include: Lower Cost – Generally, buying the materials for your garage shelves should be cheaper than purchasing prefab – just make sure you do everything right the first time. Tailored – Making your own allows you to build shelving that meets your exact needs.
How thick should Plywood be for garage shelves?
IMO you should get the best quality 3/4 plywood you can find (as many plys as possible) rip it to width, then glue 2 layers of that plywood together to make a 1 1/2″ thick shelf. If desired, you could cap the cut ends with solid wood.
How do I make my shelving look more expensive?
5 Easy Ways to Make Your Bookshelf Styling Look Expensive
- 01 of 05. Go Hardcover. Not to diss my favorite paperback titles, but hardcover books just display better.
- 02 of 05. Don’t Display Everything.
- 03 of 05. Add Accessories.
- 04 of 05. Add Paper or Paint.
- 05 of 05. Incorporate Art.