Build an Under-Stair Bookshelf
Like a computer manufactured in the previous decade, many older homes are critically short on storage. And, unless you're going to upgrade to a new model, you'll need to optimize the space you have and look to boost your capacity. Well, here's a smart solution that's easy and economical, and will provide you with plenty of high-value storage.
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Measure the width, height and depth of the space under the stairs to determine the size of your shelves.
Cut lengths of MDF
Determine the number of shelves needed. Then cut enough lengths of MDF to create the top, bottom, back and sides of all the shelves.
Cut the sides to size
Cut to length the sides, keeping in mind the 1 1/2" combined thickness of the top and bottom pieces.
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