Install hanging shelves for storage

Original storage for your clothes? You're up for it!

Tired of having your clothes all over the room? With this simple guide learn how to make your own DIY storage to keep your clothes tidy. You can also adapt the hanging storage in lots of different ways according to your needs.



Construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All), 2 wooden strips 80 x 30 x 1500 mm, 8 wooden poles (18 mm in diameter, 1 m length), 3 metres of rope (3 mm thick), Paint


Drill, 18 mm crown, 5 mm drill bit, Hand saw, Mitre box, Cartridge gun, Paint Tray, Paint Brush, 150-grit sandpaper, Masking tape, Level, Safety gloves, Metal ruler, Pencil, Cloth


Get the materials

You will need a construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All), 2 wooden strips 80 x 30 x 1500 mm, 8 wooden poles of 18 mm in diameter and 1000 mm in length, 3 metres of rope 3 mm thick, paint, a drill, a 18 mm crown, a 5 mm drill bit , a hand saw, a mitre box, a cartridge gun, a paint tray, a paint brush, sandpaper, masking tape, a level, safety gloves, metal ruler, pencil and cloth.



Mark the holes

To build your hanging storage, first let's prepare the two strips that will go on the wall. Using the pencil and metal ruler, mark the position of the holes on the strips. Draw a line lengthwise in the centre of the wooden strip and mark a hole every 40 mm. Leave a space of 10 mm at the beginning and then mark the first hole.



Making the holes in the strip

Fit the 18 mm crown into the drill and make the holes you've just marked, remembering to put on the safety gloves. These holes will hold the shelves made of wooden poles and rope.



Mark the poles

Now, let's cut the poles into smaller ones. But first, using the pencil and metal ruler, mark out 300 mm sections on the poles.



Cut the poles

Using the mitre box, and with your safety gloves on, cut the bars you've just marked with the hand saw.



Step 5

Make holes in the poles

Using the drill and the 5 mm bit, make a 5 mm hole at each end of all the 300 mm poles that you've just cut. Make sure that the holes are lined up and parallel.


Step 6

Sand and clean the pieces

Remove the dirt and dust after cutting in order to ensure good adhesion of the glue, by sanding the edges of the pieces with sandpaper and then wiping them with a cloth.


Step 7

Apply masking tape

Apply masking tape to the inside of the holes you just made and to the back of the board. This way, you assure that you won’t paint the areas where you will apply the adhesive, guaranteeing a better adhesion.


Step 8

Paint the pieces

If you want to paint the shelf, then now's the moment to do it! Pick a colour that'll look good in your room and then paint all the pieces - or just the wooden strips or the poles. Make sure not to paint the back of the strips that will be glued to the wall. Wait 24 hours for the paint to dry completely.


Step 9

Join the poles

With the 3 mm rope, line up all the poles to build the shelf. Make sure to make a knot at the beginning, and another knot before and after each pole. This will prevent the poles from moving and your clothes from falling.


Step 10

Mark the position of the strips on the wall

Using the level and the pencil, mark the position of the vertical strips on the wall. Do this taking into account the size of the shelf poles and how rigid or loose you want them to be.


Step 11

Stick the strips to the wall

Apply construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All) to the back side of each strip and stick them in the position you've marked on the wall, pressing for about 10 seconds. Allow them to dry for 24 hours while you think about what you're going to put on your new shelves.


Step 12

Put up the shelves

Now, apply construction adhesive to the holes where you will place the shelves to assure better stability and stick the poles in them.


Step 13

That’s it!

Let it dry for 24 hours and you’ll have original DIY storage shelves perfect for organising your favorite things! If you are into storing your things, you may like this entrance organiser!