A studio never has enough space, be it shelves or cupboards to store our supplies. A lot of items only need a shallow space to live in, when stored in tubs they might get buried under a host of other items.
I saw these shallow shelves at a friends house and thought I could do that. So I set out to make my existing cubicles more accessible for shelves. I made 2 extra sidewalls of 1/2″ thick plywood. I used the table saw to cut the grooves into the plywood by lowering the blade so it would only cut 1/4″ deep. The grooves are about 3/8″ high to accommodate the 1/4″ thick mdf shelves I had bought for this purpose.
But we need to contain the items so they won’t fall of the shelves. I made the trays from foam core board, using strong adhesive painters tape to adhere the walls to the bottom. It is surprisingly strong.
But I had a bit of trouble getting the trays out of the shelves so I added a drawer knob. By making a hole at the front of the tray, I could thread a piece of wire through to the outside to attach the button. I than wrapped the wire around a pop-sickle stick on the inside of the tray to keep the button in place.
Below you can see the shelves being put to use, this is only one of my 3 work stations, but the only one with the shelving unit.
One of the trays is decorated with wall paper, but the wall paper had a hard time to stay glued down so I won’t be doing more of that. Although it does looks nice.
A video of the process of making these trays can be seen here.
Thank you for watching, Geesje.