Occasionally, I get the inspiration to build something. On Friday, I got home early after spending the week traveling for work and decided to design and build some shelves we had been talking about for months. The style we were looking for was open face and sides with shelves made of natural wood connected by a metal pipe frame. I made a quick sketch, took some measurements, and was off to Lowe’s.
Even though I could easily conceptualize the final product, there was a little trial and error involved (as is the case with most of my projects). After four trips to Lowe’s, I finally had everything I needed to assemble the shelving unit.
For the most part, everything came together as planned. If I could do it over, I’d drill the holes slightly larger to give myself a little more leeway with the measurements (which were actually right on target, but an extra 1/16″ of wiggle room would’ve been nice).
We placed the new shelves right off the side of the kitchen to add a little more storage space for all the glass jars Mrs. DTG has been accumulating. This is definitely an upgrade to storing them in the dishwasher and it adds a nice touch of character to the room.
Overall, this was a fun project. Including the time spent at Lowe’s, it probably took about 8 hours over the course of three days and cost right around $150. I’d actually like to build a few more things in this style, possibly a desk. Maybe I can even turn it into an occasional side hustle. But before we even think about that, we have a storage closet that is in serious need of organizing!