Building Shelves Under The staircase

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Shelves and storage spaces under staircase are the best tricks to use the area under neat the stairs. Depending on what type of situation you are facing and what decor or architecture that space under you stairs from the hallway can be used to expand your decor or as storage area. Our staircase storage design gives you storage spaces of different sizes, including a tall narrow box for items such as brooms or skis. The boxes are so quick and easy to build that you’ll hare no trouble adapting them to your storage needs as well as to the size and pitch of the space under your stairs.

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Locate the stands on both walls under your staircase and mark their locations with chalk or pencil, drawing a vertical line as high as your shelves will extended. Measure the heights at which you want to place your shelves and mark the heights on the stud lines. Mark the placement of shelves along the stringers with vertical lines and a small horizontal line for where the bottom of the shelf will sit. These vertical lines help you align L-shaped brackets correctly on the stringers while working in a slightly awkward space.Attach brackets to both studs and stringers with 1 1/2 inch wood screws.

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Measure and cut plywood shelves according to the following dimensions. Shelves should be as wide as the distance between stair stringers less 1/4 inch for clearance. Each shelf should be long enough to reach from the wall behind the staircase to the riser of the step next to the bracket. This way, you have used the full space under the stairs, without leaving open areas to collect dust or let small objects fall off shelves. Install L shaped brackets as marked. Beginning with top most shelf, lay the shelf on its brackets and attach it with 3/4 inch wood screws. Continue until all shelves are installed. Pint or stain as desired.

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