Simple DIY with HPM: 2x4 Basics Shelflinks

Posted by HPM Building Supply on March 22, 2019

Are you in need of more storage? This is your answer! Just head over to HPM to pick up your 2x4 Basics ShelfLinks bundle today! Simple assembly with only a powered screwdriver and a saw. 




Tools & Items Needed for this Project:

- ShelfLinks kit from HPM
- 2x4 lumber from HPM
- Galvanized exterior grade screws (optional)
Paint/Stain (optional)
- Saw
- Drill

Step 1 – Cut Your Wood To length

The beautiful thing about this product is it’s completely customizable. You get to choose the length of the shelves as well as the height. (A) is your top shelf. For this example, the shelves are 4 feet in length - you’ll need 8 pieces of wood. (B) is used to build the inner lining shelves, which need to be 6-7/16″ shorter than (A) - you’ll need 4 pieces of wood. Finally, (C) is the height between shelves - you’ll need 8 pieces of wood. For this example, we made the shelves 3 feet in height to give a little extra room for storing higher bins, boxes or tools.

Step 1

Step 2 – Top & Bottom Shelf 

Line up your top shelf with 4 (A) pieces, separated 1/2″ apart. Place the ShelfLinks on the end of each piece of wood and screw them in. Next you will assemble the 2 bottom shelves. For this you will utilize the 4 remaining pieces of (A). Align 2 pieces 1/2″ apart and centered under the ShelfLinks.

Step 2 Part 1

Step 2 Part 2

Step 3 – Insert Legs

Flip over the bottom and insert legs (C) into the opening on the ShelfLinks. Once the 4 legs are inserted, place the middle shelf on the legs and insert the remaining 4 pieces of (C) into the ShelfLinks. Once the wood is inserted, screw in each leg.

Step 3

Step 4 – Top Shelf & Inner Lining Shelves

Place the top shelf on top of the legs and the inner lining shelves in between. You may have to hammer in the inner lining shelves if your cuts are tight. We recommend a rubber mallet, or if not too tight, you can simply use the force of your hand to insert the wooden pieces. Once all of the inner lining shelves are in place, screw them in & you’re all finished!

Step 4 Part 1

Step 4 Part 2

Congratulations, you've just built yourself a 2x4 Basics storage shelf! Wasn't that easy? 

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