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How to Build Open Kitchen Shelving (page 2 of 2)

Build open shelving in your kitchen to add extra storage space to store kitchen items or decor.

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Attach Down Supports

Attach the down supports to the ledger using a pocket jig.

Measure and Cut Each Shelving Unit

After all the supports and ledgers are assembled, measure and cut out each shelving unit that corresponds with the assembled support.

Measure Height of Shelves

To determine the height of the shelves, measure and mark out the height of the backsplash, which is always 18 1/2 inches up from the top of the countertops. Allow 10 to 12 inches in between the upper and lower shelving unit.

Install Ledgers

Make sure your ledger is level and draw a faint line to mark out exactly where it is getting mounted. Use 2 1/2-inch trim screws to secure the ledger.

Attach Shelves

Attach the shelves by screwing down through the top of the shelving unit into the ledger.

Attach Angle Braces

Make sure the shelf is level, and attach the 45-degree angle braces.

Install Remaining Shelves

Once the first shelving unit is complete, repeat these steps for the remaining shelves.

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