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Make more storage the easy way

There is never enough shelf space in children’s rooms, with books, toys and lotions always in need of storage. This practical and cute shelf created by BUCO couldn’t be easier, quicker or more budget-friendly to put together. Whether for a kitchen, to store your spices and condiments, for bathroom hand towels and toiletries or a convenient display area in your baby room, this shelf hits the mark.

You will need

  • SA pine cut to the following sizes
    • 2 pieces cut to 125mm x 80mm x 22mm for the sides
    • 1 base board cut to 560mm x 80mm x 22mm
    • 1 backboard cut to 560mm x 100mm x 22mm
    • 1 strip cut to 603mm x 22mm x 15mm (you can also use a dowel stick for a round finish)
  • Nail gun or staple gun
  • Semi clout nails for attachment
  • Wood glue
  • Sanding block
  • Crafter’s acrylic in a colour of your choice – we used Mystic Orchid and Rose Peddel, you can also use a gel stain or a wax finish
  • 2 screws to attach the shelf to the wall
  • Optional: S-hooks to hang on the bottom strip to create additional hanging space.

All of the planks can be bought and cut at BUCO. Just bring along your saw list with the measurements.

How to

  1. Cut the wood to size.
  2. Sand it lightly with the sanding block to ensure it is smooth.
  3. Using the wood glue, assemble the wood to form the shelf by attaching the sides to the backboard. Attach the base, and the strip in front. Once the glue is dry, use the nail or staple gun to bind the shelf together.
  4. Paint it in your desired colour.
  5. Measure evenly spaced locations on the backboard where the shelf must be screwed to the wall. Using a drill, attach it to the wall.


BUCO has collaborated with Get It to feature a creative project each month. If you require any assistance with your projects or need a bit of inspiration, visit Celia Swart in BUCO’s decor section.

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