Once your structure is in place, it’s time to build the shelves in. Start with your base shelf, just above the base of your structure, ensuring it’s leveled and using shims if needed. Cut upright pieces out of MDF (these have been pre-cut to fit your depth), which will be used to rest your shelves on.
TIP: When calculating exact measurements for cutting, make sure to take into account the 3/4-inch shelves that you will be putting in. If you’ve used shims, this will impact your measurements so ensure to have exact measurements before you cut.
Attach shelf uprights using brad nails and adhesive. You can use 5/8-inch brad nails on the centre shelves and longer ones when nailing to the walls. Place your first shelf on top of the support. Make sure to level and add some adhesive, nailing it into the upright supports. Follow this step until you’ve gotten to the top shelf. The top shelf will also need a top, make another shelf the same way, nailing it to the uprights.
If you are building this with a cased opening, you want to ensure you use larger brad nails, attaching the uprights to the shelves.