After 3 years of using a hanging drawer system from IKEA, it’s lop-sided hanging finally prompted me to do something about it.

I couldn’t find anything that fit our criteria for being narrow and large enough to hold our selected items, so I bought some plywood and constructed a simple shelf to fit our needs.


Some sketching and planning


Audrey caught me in the act

After getting all the cuts finished, I assembled all the pieces to make sure it all fit as intended.


Althought not sanded, stained, and sealed, it all came together just as planned.


Slide it into the closet with the bins in place and all is ready to go. As soon as the weather warms up a bit, we’ll give it some finishing touches.


I couldn’t find a shelf that fit these boxes the same way as I build, nor had a “leg” that I could trim to sit over the wheel well box. Now we both have extra closet hanging space and more effectively use the limited space we have left.

Fun times with custom furniture!