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Stronger shelves. How to design and build sag-proof shelves for heavy loads.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 75

Installing cabinetry and shelving like a professional. Tips for leveling, scribing, installing molding, and dealing with common obstacles.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #78 Feb 2000 pg. 56

Free-form wall shelves. Uniquely-shaped pieces of wood, including those with splits and defects, are hung on the wall with no visible means of support to form shelves.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #80 Jun 2000 pg. 34

How to construct wall-hung shelves and ceiling grids that can be used for kitchen or bathroom storage.
APARTMENT LIFE Jan 1978 (v.10#1) pg. 50

Metal utility shelving can be turned into "furniture" by mounting lattice screen panels for doors and covering the ends with panels of tempered hardboard.
APARTMENT LIFE Jul 1978 (v.10#7) pg. 78

A "lincoln log" shelving system is assembled from 2x4s and lag screws. Layers of uprights and crosspieces can be built as needed.
APARTMENT LIFE Oct 1978 (v.10#10) pg. 40

Industrial wire cages are stacked to form shelving that supports a desk top made from 1x3s.
APARTMENT LIFE Feb 1979 (v.11#2) pg. 24

How to turn three "boxy" rooms into one integrated space by using one-color interiors, a room-to-room running shelf, and an unorthodox system of triangular closets.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1980 (v.12#4) pg. 72, 98

How to build a countertop and shelves from hollow-core doors and plywood.
APARTMENT LIFE Aug 1980 (v.12#8) pg. 68, 79

Photo shows how a screen of 1x6s makes a mini-garden in front of a large window. Redwood panels installed around the window add a "frame" effect to the picture.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 52

Photo shows a wall filled with shelves and burlap-covered panels that hide windows, TV and stereo.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 56

Photo shows how a wall of built-in shelves and cabinets can give an older style fireplace a contemporary look.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 57

Photos shows shelves built from three plywood boxes mounted in a 1x2 frame. Est. cost: $6.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 18

Photo shows a wall of shelves that features panels of rosewood hardboard with translucent plastic shelves. Est. cost: $76.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 44

Photo shows a trio of arches. Center arch frames a window and the two on either side have shelves for books and display. Est. cost: $47.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 44

Photos show plywood squares notched for no-nail assembly into cubes. Est. cost: $45.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 52

Photo shows Spanish style credenza wall made with prefinished plastic foam beams, mirror tiles and an 18" wide shelf. Est. cost: $95.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 59

Photo shows display shelves built from 3/4" plywood with two sheets glued together to form 1-1/2" thickness in shelves and uprights. Est. cost: $98.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 60

Five-shelf unit is built with 1x12 pine. Wrought iron brackets add a special touch.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1972 (v.50#4) pg. 77

Photo shows wall-hung decorator shelves. Est. cost: $42.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 42

Photo shows shelving made from 2x12s with a "safe" made from plywood and inserted into one cubicle. Est. cost: $78.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 48

Photo shows storage shelves for a child's toys built from 1x6s. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 60

Photo shows how to make a hold-it wall by nailing painted 2x4s to a wall in a shelf arrangement. Est. cost: $17.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 45

Photo shows adjustable, wall-mounted shelves made from 1/2" plywood. Est. cost: $60.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 50

Ten easy-to-build projects that provide storage space. (1) Storage cabinet beneath the basement stairs. (2) Simple bookshelves built from pine. (3) A screen to hide trash cans. (4) Garage shelves of pine that mount between studs. (5) Plywood shelves for the basement that hang from ceiling joists. (6) A closet organizer for a child's closet. (7) A simple workbench built from plywood and 2x4s with open shelves beneath. (8) A combination desk and toy storage unit with a blackboard. (9) A tall, narrow kitchen cabinet for canned goods and small appliances. (10) An entry organizer that combines a seat, boot bin and coat rack.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 12

Photo shows how two large floor-to-ceiling pullout drawers can be built in a unused corner. Drawers are each 80" tall and 8" wide by whatever depth is desirable. Each drawer resembles a shelf with a solid back. Est. cost: $89.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 37

Photo shows how to build 4x6x1-ft. shelf units from 2x2 framework sandwiched between 1/8" hardboard. Shelves are 3/8" plywood. Est. cost: $86.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 45

Photo shows a 22"x38" wall mounted section of pigeonhole shelves that is built from pine 1x4s. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 57

Six pages show an assortment of shelving that can be constructed for any room in the house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1975 (v.53#5) pg. 68

Photo shows how to make a "Gotham City" wall system that is a series of platforms built against a wall at varying heights to provide display shelves. Unit is framed with 2x2s and faced with hardboard. Front side is decorated with cutouts to simulate doors and windows on a row of city buildings. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 46

Photo shows how to dress up a wall and provide storage and display by building an assortment of open boxes that are mounted on the wall. Est. cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 47

Photo shows how to build two sections of shelving for storage and display. The tall section is 39" wide and ceiling high. A second section is mounted horizontally on the wall and is 39" long by 18"x15". Shelving is built from 3/4" plywood. Est. cost: $95.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 49

Photo shows shelf unit built from dowels with 1"x12"s for the shelves. Est. cost: $75.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 54

Photo shows how to make a shelf unit 12" square and 30" tall. Shelves are made from strips of plywood glued together so laminations show. Sides are sheets of acrylic plastic. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 63

How to organize a basement. Four storage unit ideas. (1) Beneath the stairs, (2) racks for lumber or bulk storage, (3) shelves for canned goods, and (4) a cabinet for laundry supplies.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1976 (v.54#2) pg. 50

Photo shows how to cover the walls of a room with raw barn siding, thus creating open shelves for books, display, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1976 (v.54#6) pg. 86

How to construct a fold-down counter (shelf).
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 56

Photo shows stackable shelving units that are 39" high, 48" long and 16" deep. Units can either have all shelves or can be fitted with drawers across the bottom. Est. cost: $57.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 66

Photo shows floor-to-ceiling shelf unit with a table-height ledge. Est. cost: $23.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 76

Photo shows how to make simple wall-mounted shelves from red oak plywood uprights that have been slotted to accept shelves of 3/4" fir plywood. Est. cost: $75.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 89

Wall-hung shelf captures the look of the 1920s. This 36"x12" shelf is made of plywood and the edges are covered with smoked mirror pieces.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 92

How to build a dining room full of furniture from 3 sheets of plywood. Pieces include shelves, a platform sofa, a table and four seating units. Pieces are slotted for slip-together assembly.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1976 (v.54#11) pg. 88

Photo shows how to build a storage or display ledge that looks like a boat dock. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 78

Photo shows how to make simple wall-hung storage and display units. Trio pictured are a rectangular box, a square box, and a slanted shelf. Est. cost: $9.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 114, 112

Photo shows how a shelf unit can be built from cardboard tubes and plywood shelves. Est. cost: $22.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 115

Four overhead storage shelves you can build. Three of the units are oversize shelves that are built over hallways, doorways, or a window. The fourth is a plywood box that is hinged on one end and mounts against the ceiling joists in a basement or garage.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1977 (v.55#11) pg. 94

Folding shelf unit is a four-section hinged frame of pine 1x3s with cross supports for four 12"x84" shelves of birch plywood. Est cost: $73.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 74, 90

Crate-style shelf system. Shelf unit is 30" wide, 73" high and 14" deep. Top, bottom and sides are built from 1x2s. Each side has 1x2 strips nailed crosswise to act as supports for the plywood shelves. Est. cost: $55.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 59

Aluminum and oak tower is 60" high and 18" square with four shelves and a light in the top. Est. cost: $46.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 59, 74

Wall-hung shelf unit. Compartments in each end are covered with canvas flaps. Center shelves are open. Est. cost: $29.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 61, 80

Tip: Free-standing shelf unit (55" long, 33" tall, 12" deep) has diamond shaped cubicles. Estimated cost: $36.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 67

Tip: Floor-to-ceiling entryway storage unit is made from oak uprights, dowels, and shelves.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1980 (v.58#11) pg. 186

Wall-hung shelves for storing towels are made from poplar lumber. Est. cost: $13.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 39, 56

Towel storage rack is made "tinker-toy fashion" from wooden dowels and oversized wooden beads. Overall size: 22" wide, 10" deep, 32" tall. Features 3 shelves. Est. cost: $36.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 38

Wall-to-wall shelving unit with a trellis to display books, art objects and plants
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1985 (v.63#9) pg. 21

Storage wall surrounds a door to eliminate wasted space.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1985 (v.63#9) pg. 23

Four modules built from particleboard can be positioned to form an eight-sided coffee table, a four-sided table with a plant well in the center, stacked as shelves, or used individually as occasional tables. Project plan can be ordered. Est. cost: $10.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 72, 151

Tip: Correct a sagging bookshelf by adding a spine along the underside of the shelf.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1986 (v.64#10) pg. 98

Custom built-in shelves that can be made in two weekends. Est. cost $100.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1989 (v.67#4) pg. Z26 (94+)

A home study center you can make. This unit is built in any one of a variety of arrangements using 1-1/8" square wood posts bolted together.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1972 (v.62#9) pg. 48

Beautiful built-ins. Use the empty cavities of interior walls to install cubby holes (wooden boxes trimmed with molding). Used to store or display small items (CDs, nicknacks, etc.)
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 12

Modular shelves. Baltic birch plywood planks (13"x60") are supported and separated by open-front plywood boxes (12"x6"x15" tall).
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Winter 2003 (v.26#3) pg. 32

Bedroom for the young set. Wall-hung shelf unit complete with attached table. The shelves and table are adjustable for position and height. Estimated cost: $200.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1981 (v.4#5) pg. 42

Cellar organizer. Build these handy, versatile and sturdy shelves with readily available construction lumber. Ideal for storing canned goods, wine bottles, potatoes, onions, etc. Est. cost: $175.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1981 (v.4#7) pg. 9

Multipurpose workshop wall unit features adjustable shelving, adjustable drawing board and storage cupboards. Built from pine and plywood. Est. cost: $150.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1982 (v.5#5) pg. 34

Inexpensive shelving units to complement a living room. Stacking modules, 12" and 24" in width, feature shelves which adjust on 3-1/2" centers. Est. cost: $40 per pair of modules.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1982 (v.5#10) pg. 58

Building with steel. How to select and use steel shelving to solve a variety of storage problems.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1984 (v.7#5) pg. 34

Wall-to-wall shelving and storage units are custom-built to fit a particular wall. Instructions and typical dimensions given for one of the multiple units which features adjustable shelving over a storage cabinet faced with two frame-and-panel doors. Built from solid pine and pine plywood. Overall dimensions: 33"x87"x11" deep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1990 (v.13#4) pg. 46

Tip on installing between-the-studs storage shelves in indoor walls.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1995 (v.18#12) pg. 31

Wide open spaces. A recessed cabinet built into the cavities between wall studs feature adjustable shelves and optional glass-panel doors.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1997 (v.20#5) pg. 60

A group of bathroom accessories to make. (1) Hanging shelves of wood and macrame, (2) macrame towel holders, and (3) loopy crocheted rug and toilet lid cover.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 42

Vertical storage shelves (16" square and 72" tall) rotate on a lazy-susan bearing so that the contents may be turned to face the wall. Other simple shelving ideas illustrated.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1982 (v.13#3) pg. 42

Instant furniture you can build with plastic clips and nails to hold sections together. Shown are (1) free-standing shelf unit with soffit concealed plant light, (2) wall-hung shelf/desk unit, (3) an 8-ft. long stereo center, and (4) bed/storage shelves combination.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1978 (v.91#6) pg. 101, 142

Two styles of shelving. (1) Chicken Coop shelving uses chicken coop ladders for end supports and pine boards for shelves. (2) Pipe shelving has uprights and shelf supports made from galvanized pipe with pine board shelving.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 13 1979 (v.92#4) pg. 109, 181

How to build a variety of shelves from lumber or plywood and "T", "L" and "+" shaped plastic clips.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 28 1979 (v.92#12) pg. 78, 151

Build 'em yourself storage units for anywhere in the house. Plans must be ordered, but photos show sufficient detail for an experienced woodworker.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 22 1981 (v.94#13) pg. 122

Shallow wall of shelves (storage wall) is made from 3/4" plywood.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 18 1982 (v.95#7) pg. 97, 173

Furniture in a clip. How to make simple furniture from 3/4" shelving or plywood by means of plastic clips shaped like a "T", "L", or "X". Pictured are various shelves, cabinets, a desk, wine rack, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 8 1982 (v.95#8) pg. 108, 161

Simple bookshelves are supported by stacking-up short lengths of 2x4's.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 21 1984 (v.97#12) pg. 104

China center. Mount six shelves on a wall, then enclose the bottom three with ready-made shutters to make them look like cabinets.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 21 1984 (v.97#12) pg. 108

Wall-hung desk, shelves and drawers designed to grow with children.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #78 Feb 1964 (v.14#1) pg. 22

Built-in desk and storage wall combination.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #82 Oct 1964 (v.14#5) pg. 32

Built-in cabinet and bookshelves frame a window.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #82 Oct 1964 (v.14#5) pg. 34

Built-in low top cabinet features sliding louver doors and open shelving.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #82 Oct 1964 (v.14#5) pg. 38

Desk, cabinet and bookshelves built-in combination.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #83 Dec 1964 (v.14#6) pg. 38

How to create storage space where it never existed. Shelves and wall-hung cabinets on a stairway landing, shelves which made a wide doorway narrower, and shelves installed between studding in a basement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #96 Feb 1967 (v.17#1) pg. 25

L-shaped corner shelf and wall of built-in shelves create a guest bedroom out of a family room or den. Beds recess under corner shelf when not in use and appear to be built-in seating.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #111 Aug 1969 (v.19#4) pg. 38

Modular wall shelves are made up of five boxes. Shelves begin 3 feet above the floor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #115 Mar 1970 (v.20#2) pg. 52

Combination shelving, seat, storage compartment and slide-out bin unit provides a lot of storage space in a 2-1/2x4ft. area.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #128 Aug 1971 (v.21#6) pg. 54

Display shelves are made by cutting a hole in a partition wall and installing shelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #132 Jan 1972 (v.22#1) pg. 40

Simple storage is a combination of wall-mounted shelves with plastic dish pans mounted in L-shaped guides beneath the shelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #135 Apr 1972 (v.22#4) pg. 37

Floor-to-ceiling storage wall includes a base of three cabinets with a top section of three bookshelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #139 Oct 1972 (v.22#8) pg. 36

Room organizer is a wall of 10" deep shelves that form cubicles of various sizes. Can be used for toy storage in a child's room or for display of decorative objects.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #143 Mar 1973 (v.23#3) pg. 34

How to build a wall of shelves for books and decorative objects.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #144 Apr 1973 (v.23#4) pg. 38

Built-in shelves and cabinets around a window provide floor-to-ceiling storage and display. Unit is built of 3/4" plywood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #156 Sep 1974 (v.24#7) pg. 36

How to use wall paneling to cover platforms built against a wall at varying heights. These 12" deep shelves can be used for display of art objects and plants.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #161 Feb 1975 (v.25#2) pg. 34

How to build furniture from scrap lumber such as crating. Excerpt from "Crate Craft" by Lura LaBarge shows how to construct an open bookshelf, a closed cabinet and a low, 4-ft. long shelf unit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #180 Apr 1977 (v.27#3) pg. 66, 74

"Creating space from nowhere" tip shows four ideas for wall shelving systems.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #191 Jul-Aug 1978 (v.28#6) pg. 31

Fast furniture system. Making furniture from 3/4" plywood with cross-lapped, slotted joints. Excerpt from "Fast Furniture" by Jon Zegel. Includes instructions for building room divider/shelving.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #194 Nov-Dec 1978 (v.28#9) pg. 28

Living room storage wall is built from 6" wide pine boards. Includes shelves and cabinets. Overall piece is 119" long, 79" high and 18" deep.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #204 Dec 1979 (v.29#10) pg. 20

Wall shelves and cabinet unit built using the Selbermachen dowel system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 48

Modular stacked storage unit built from "Redi-Cuts" plywood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #211 Sep 1980 (v.30#7) pg. 19

Big capacity shelves are built into a bathroom on both sides and over the toilet. Use for linens, books, etc. May be adapted to many situations.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #215 Jan 1981 (v.31#1) pg. 24

The F.Scott Fitzgerald shelf. Unique latticework shelving system features adjustable shelves and storage cabinets. Frame is made from 1" square stock. Shelves are 3/4" thick softwood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #216 Feb 1981 (v.31#2) pg. 20

Wall-mounted book shelves, the type which use adjustable metal brackets, can benefit from the addition of these dowel shelf-ends (bookends) which still allow the shelves to be adjusted.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #226 Feb 1982 (v.32#2) pg. 106

10 ways to put shelving where you need it. Ideas for building your own shelves and utilizing purchased shelf systems.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #233 Nov 1982 (v.32#9) pg. 36

How to store more than you ever thought possible. Tips on selecting and installing commercial shelving and storage systems.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #255 Jan 1985 (v.35#1) pg. 49

Built-in shelving. How to plan and build simple, attractive wall storage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 74

Tuck-away shelving or work areas. Simple shelves, benches, storage racks, etc. are attached to open studs in a garage, basement, etc. with bolts and chains. Then fold up against the wall when not in use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #291 Sep 1988 (v.38#7) pg. 94

Utility storage projects for attic, basement or garage. Shelving ideas include adjustable wall shelves, stacking cases, under-eave shelving, overhead bins, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #294 Jan 1989 (v.39#1) pg. 46

Shelving unit features 11"x36" shelves and stands 72" tall. Shelves may be fixed or adjustable. Built from either #2 pine or furniture-grade wood. Corner uprights are L-shaped.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #304 Jan 1990 (v.40#1) pg. 48

Five shelving systems to build. (1) Ladder system built from 2x4s and dowels supports adjustable box-like shelves. (2) Stacking shelves with round interlocking ends. (3) Simple plywood shelves with rounded ends are supported by slots cut in legs of PVC pipe. (4) Wall-mounted unit with slots that hold glass shelves. (5) Dowel-sided decorative shelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 44

Garage shelving system is built into existing wall studs with shelves cantilevered out in 12" and 16" depths. Plans show an 8-ft. long system extending the full height of the wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #325 Feb 1992 (v.42#2) pg. 80

Tip shows how to build sturdy shelves and brackets for open-stud garage walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #331 Sep 1992 (v.42#8) pg. 80

Simple shelves and the basic method for building them. Two methods for making the shelves adjustable are shown. Designs and measurements shown for basic shelves (66"x12"x48" high). Also diagrams five other options. (1) A unit (90"x12"x30" high) with sliding doors on a center compartment. (2) Wall-mounted unit (60"x10"x42" high) designed to hang over a desk. (3) Entertainment center with a (21"x25"x53" high) central unit for TV, flanked on each side by (18"x17"x44" high) units for audio equipment, tapes and CDs. (4) Utility storage shelves (13"x42"x96" high). (5) Three-part stack shelving for a child's room (a 12" cube, a 12"x12"x24" high unit, and a 12"x24"x36" high unit).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 40

Wordless Workshop suggests how to build rolling shelves for under-the-stairs storage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 108

How to stiffen a wood shelf with an apron to extend its span without sag.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 10

Super shelving for a garage. Combination shelf storage and workbench unit fills a wall from floor to ceiling. Vinyl-coated particleboard is used for the shelves. Workbench made of plywood. Triangular supports attached to the wall studs support the shelves and bench.. Est. cost: $100.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #370 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.46#7) pg. 74

Sturdy, freestanding shelf unit in made from any inexpensive 1-by lumber for the legs and plywood or particleboard for the shelves. Overall dimensions 12"x36"x72" tall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #385 Feb 1998 (v.48#2) pg. 64

45-degree bevel is used to join shelves into L-shapes or U-shapes without the need for external cleats, dowels, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 26

Bookshelf basics. A guide to support systems, shelving designs and materials.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 98

Tip on determining the amount of mid-span deflection of a bookshelf.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 32

Shelving, plain and simple. Strong, versatile and easy to make shelf units. Shelves are made of MDF or particle board which are covered with plastic laminate and edged with wood. Four simple legs are attached at right angles to dadoes in each shelf. The uprights vary in height depending upon number of shelves per unit.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 62

Five cures for sagging shelves.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 69

Tip: How to make shelves that can be hung from a steel I-beam.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1980 (v.4#7) pg. 71

Tip for fabricating a curved shelf or furniture top from a single piece of wood with a minimum amount of waste.
HOME FURNITURE #12 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 32

Three-shelf unit mounts on the inside of a door to hold cleaning supplies.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 76

Pantry-door organizer is a plywood shelf with dowels across the front.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 76

Tips for removing the sag from heavily-loaded bookshelves.
HOME MECHANIX #693 Jan 1986 (v.82) pg. 26

Five great ways to store more. (1) Paper towel rack with space for kitchen wraps. (2) Cookbook & recipe card holder. (3) Contemporary open shelves. (4) Simple utility shelves. (5) Stacking storage drawers.
HOME MECHANIX #695 Mar 1986 (v.82) pg. 92

Office in the basement. Remodeling project make clever use of space, shelves, and lighting. How to construct "floating" shelves with bull nose fronts that are supported by concealed fasteners.
HOME MECHANIX #718 Feb 1988 (v.84) pg. 54

Surprise storage. How to install cabinets and shelves in unexpected places. Ideas include a built-in bookcase, knee-wall file cabinets, stairway pantry, over-the-window storage shelf, and cubby holes.
HOME MECHANIX #790 Nov 1994 (v.90) pg. 50

Beautiful built-ins. (1) Window seat flanked by chests of drawers topped with bookshelves. Est. cost: $600. (2) Bedroom divider serves as a headboard on one side and large bookcase on the other. Est. cost: $250. (3) Window alcove holds a buffet with ceramic tile top, drawers, and storage cabinets. Est. cost: $250. (4) Floor-to-ceiling book shelves flank both sides of a chimney at the end of a room with a cathedral ceiling. Est. cost: $600.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.13#2) pg. 31

Simple shelves are built from 1x10 or 1x12 pine with 2x8 uprights.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 107

How to build modular shelving. An "assembly line" method. Upright frames are built from 2x2s. Shelves are 1x12s. Cabinet panels and sliding doors can be added.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 44

How to build self-supporting shelves. Attach to the wall with bolts through the frame. Frame is then finished with panels so support bolts are hidden.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 49

How to build easy, low-cost book shelves. Have up to 40-feet of shelf space for as little as $15 by using particle board.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 14

Tip: Hang drawer organizers from aluminum "cap" molding to form removable shelves for use on walls, in cupboards, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1983 (v.8#1) pg. 12

Pole shelves made from wood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #428 Jan 1964 (v.60) pg. 102

Space saving kitchen shelf folds against the wall when not in use.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #433 Jun 1964 (v.60) pg. 89

Open shelves of slatted construction are adjustable and can serve as room divider.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #456 May 1966 (v.62) pg. 136

Free-standing redwood shelves are assembled by inserting pegs of birch dowel in predrilled holes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #509 Oct 1970 (v.66) pg. 138

Built-in storage wall across the end of a room conceals a built-in desk and bar, TV and stereo equipment and speakers, magazine and game storage. Open book shelves are topped with arched panels of decorative plastic, backlit with fluorescent lamps.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #529 Jun 1972 (v.68) pg. 108

Adding shelving to blank walls above existing cabinets gives a built-in look, but can be moved or rearranged as needed. Unit shown features adjustable book shelves and a built-in gun cabinet. Other ideas illustrated.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #578 Jul 1976 (v.72) pg. 44

Simple shelving (45"x71"x6" deep) for storage of 60 mason jars has safety strips along the front edge of each shelf.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #145 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 66

Modular storage shelf units joined by fabric covered wood stretchers. Shelf arrangements can be modified. Fabric divider panels can be constructed as towel racks.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1980 (v.1#1) pg. 59

Adding storage to the old house. Part 1. Building and trimming simple shelving units so they suit the style of the house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1977 (v.5#11) pg. 125

Adding storage to the old house. Part 2. Dramatic effects that can be achieved with stock moldings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1977 (v.5#12) pg. 135

Wall-hung shelf and cabinet combination.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 129

Simple 12" wide uprights and shelves set against a wall of perforated hardboard make an easy-to-build and decorative storage wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1966 (v.126#3) pg. 116

Floor-to-ceiling adjustable shelves. Simple construction of 1"x8" lumber.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1967 (v.127#4) pg. 152

Storage wall with shelves, drawers and a counter. Supported by three floor-to-ceiling square metal standards with slots for shelf hardware.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1967 (v.128#1) pg. 136

How to build freestanding shelves from pine boards and 1/2" thin-wall conduit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1969 (v.132#1) pg. 164

Instructions for building stackable shelf modules.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1969 (v.132#3) pg. 152

How to fill in an unneeded doorway with curio shelves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1970 (v.134#4) pg. 180

Modular stacking plywood cubes, with or without doors, can be stacked in a variety of arrangements for seating and/or storage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 150

Improve the appearance of steel shelving by enclosing it with sliding doors made from wood paneling.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1974 (v.141#3) pg. 136

Fill a wall, from floor to ceiling and corner to corner, with this bookshelf system. Adjustable shelves, simple 2x2 and 2x4 framing and the use of drywall to cover the framework.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1974 (v.141#4) pg. 166

Board shelves resting on rungs of ladder-like uprights add storage space to a crowded bathroom.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 134

Tip: Use aluminum siding and wood cleats to construct shelves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1984 (v.161#4) pg. 72

Low-cost shelves are "L" shaped. The flange is attached to a wall wherever a shelf is required.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 224

5 easy-to-build projects. (1) Bookrack. (2) Hallway mirror. (3) Wall shelves. (4) Spice rack. (5) Bookcase.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1984 (v.161#7) pg. 131

Guide to shelving systems. Start your own "space reclamation" project with this guide to shelf construction and installation. Twelve shelf-edge options for plywood are illustrated. Includes plans for a traditional 3-shelf painted bookcase (12" deep, 38" wide, 44" high).
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1985 (v.162#9) pg. 100

Building storage shelves. This flexible shelving system is built from common pine and held together with knockdown connectors. The uprights are 4" wide posts upon which the slatted shelves are hung. Posts are double grooved for simple expansion.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1997 (v.174#12) pg. 110

Revolving circular shelves mounted on floor-to-ceiling pole.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1964 (v.184#1) pg. 115

Family learning center consists of uprights supporting book shelves, storage cabinets and desk surface. Built-in file drawers and lighting complete the unit.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1968 (v.193#3) pg. 152

Twelve pages of tips, projects and products showing shelving of every type for storage and display.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1969 (v.194#3) pg. 150

Channel modules built from wood and acrylic plastic.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1970 (v.196#4) pg. 84

Triangular-shaped wall-hung shelf is formed from clear Plexiglas and has wooden ends.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1971 (v.198#1) pg. 82

Put Masonite facing on plain metal shelving to form beds, desks, storage walls, etc. Its use in a child's bedroom is shown.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1971 (v.198#2) pg. 94

How to build furniture from plastic pipe. Includes instructions for making a sling chair, a castered serving cart, and three styles of shelving.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1974 (v.204#2) pg. 104

A modular wall system you can build. Features built-in cabinets, desk, record storage, and book shelves. Alternates between deep and shallow units to provide flexible display and storage. Built of 1x6 and 1x10 pine. Est. cost: $500 for a 15-ft. unit.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1977 (v.210#4) pg. 108

How to build a wall mounted convex cubbyhole shelf. One of 12 winning designs from the PS/APA Single-Sheet Plywood Project contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1977 (v.211#2) pg. 108

A drop-leaf shelf fastens near your outside door. It provides a convenient place to set grocery bags and other heavy items while you unlock the door to your house.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1978 (v.213#3) pg. 170

Make a three shelf storage unit from one sheet of plywood and three 2x4s. Cut three shelves 16" wide and 8-ft. long from plywood. Add gussets and 2x4 legs to the front edge only. Then set the whole assembly against a wall for support. These freestanding shelves are most useful in a garage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1978 (v.213#6) pg. 106

Three room dividers that also serve as shelving. (1) Eight chipboard panels joined with piano hinges are drilled to hold adjustable triangular shelves. (2) Dowels slip through holes in 2x4 uprights to support pine shelves. (3) Take-apart plywood pieces make a self-supporting divider. Shelves rest on ledger strips on the uprights.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1979 (v.215#5) pg. 133

Build extra living space within your present walls. Part 3. A storage headboard and a floor-to-ceiling wall of bookshelving add space to the master bedroom.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1983 (v.222#4) pg. 104

Organize your garage with waferboard. Build storage cabinets, shelves and a workbench from waferboard. You can even panel your garage walls with this inexpensive material.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1984 (v.225#3) pg. 102

Free-standing wooden storage shelves are based on a four-shelf unit at Hancock (Mass.) Shaker Village.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #96 May 1997 (v.17#2) pg. 46

Construction details for a wall full of built-in shelves. Each unit is made separately and joined by trim after installation. Built from yellow pine boards.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1988 (v.3#5) pg. 62

Sturdy utility shelves made from plywood and dowels.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Winter 1981 pg. 14

Tip: Inexpensive metal storage shelves are fitted with casters and made into a mobile tool crib.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1988 (v.37#9) pg. 28

How to build a display shelf in a wall between the studs.
SUNSET Jan 1977 (v.158#1) pg. 56

How to build a combination storage wall, desk and display area from ponderosa pine boards 8" wide, four rectangular clay chimney tiles, an old piece of timber, and some bricks.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 113

How to make bolt-together plywood shelves that can be assembled to make a unit 5.5-ft. tall and 6-ft. long. Built from two sheets of 3/4" plywood and 40-ft. of 2x2s. Est. cost: $75 to $100.
SUNSET Apr 1977 (v.158#4) pg. 136

Simple-to-assemble, inexpensive, geometric shelf unit is built from fir 1x2s and 1x6s, with three shelves and hangs on the wall. Est. cost: $20.
SUNSET Feb 1978 (v.160#2) pg. 104

Tip shows how to make canvas shelves that slip over metal shelf brackets to hold light-weight things like weaving yarns.
SUNSET Sep 1978 (v.161#3) pg. 107

Garage storage wall is a shelf system with "ladders" every 32" for supporting 1x12 shelves. Est. cost: $50 for an 8-ft. long unit.
SUNSET Nov 1978 (v.161#5) pg. 174

Tip: Double the counter space on a narrow shelf by installing a hinged, fold-out shelf.
SUNSET Feb 1979 (v.162#2) pg. 99

Tip: How to build simple shelves with closed ends for storage and display. Made from standard lumber to fit on metal shelf brackets.
SUNSET Apr 1979 (v.162#4) pg. 164

Tip: How to set display shelves against a mirrored wall.
SUNSET Jun 1979 (v.162#6) pg. 114

Knock-down book shelf is made from clothes poles, dowels, and 1-1/2-in. thick shelves.
SUNSET Apr 1980 (v.164#4) pg. 122

Concealed room-width reading lights for reading in bed. Bookshelf has fluorescent fixtures mounted underneath.
SUNSET Oct 1980 (v.165#4) pg. 166

Tip: Wall-mounted shelves are made from 3/4" thick pine boards and supported by brackets cut from 1.5" thick pine. Shelves are edged with 1x2s to create a lip that helps hold contents on the shelves.
SUNSET May 1981 (v.166#5) pg. 195

Simple shelving system is composed of pine modules built from 1x3's and 1x12's which stack together. Est. cost: $65 for an 11-module unit.
SUNSET Mar 1982 (v.168#3) pg. 144

Eleven-shelf plywood wall system. Concealed corner irons and walnut veneer give this shelving system the look of finely crafted furniture.
SUNSET Jun 1982 (v.168#6) pg. 132

Free-floating shelves rest on split-dowel supports spaced 12" apart. Mitered trim finishes shelves and hides dowels.
SUNSET Apr 1983 (v.170#4) pg. 162

Economical storage shelves are made by suspending wooden boxes between 2x2 uprights.
SUNSET Aug 1983 (v.171#2) pg. 103

Tip: System of adjustable wall shelves. Walls of alcoves are faced with horizontally applied cedar boards. Shelves are supported in the spaces between the boards.
SUNSET Nov 1986 (v.177#5) pg. 142B

Storage and workspace are built of interlocking lengths of maple. This bookcase and glass-topped desk resemble the classic 1918 designs of Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld.
SUNSET Aug 1987 (v.179#2) pg. 107

A concrete tube form (Sonotube) and solid-core doors are combined to create an illuminated shelf system.
SUNSET May 1990 (v.184#5) pg. 160

Wedge-shaped shelves are made from plywood. They are supported (cantilever-style) from narrow strips attached to the wall.
SUNSET Oct 1991 (v.187#4) pg. 150

Tip shows how to create wall shelves that have no visible means of support.
SUNSET Feb 1995 (v.194#2) pg. 96

Dovetail shelving system. Wall-mounted adjustable shelving features sliding dovetails to make adjusting the shelves and built-in bookends very easy.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #13 Jan 1990 (v.3#1) pg. 6

Modular shelving system with classic lines. Shelves (11"x48") are supported on 2" square, 13" tall columns. Threaded rod runs from base through shelves and columns in each corner.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #52 Jul 1996 (v.9#4) pg. 10

Space and dollar streching ideas to make any room a multi-living space. Instructions for making a variety of tables, shelves, room dividers, light fixtures and seating platforms included.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 27 1978 (v.41#8) pg. 112, 186

1980's version of French baker's rack is made from particle board and PVC pipe.
WOMAN'S DAY May 13 1980 (v.43#10) pg. 105, 130

Pipe dreams. Use copper pipe fittings and wooden dowels to make coffee table, shelving, folding screen, bedside table, headboard, desk, magazine rack, and towel bar.
WOMAN'S DAY May 19 1981 (v.44#10) pg. 94

Country-style "hutch" expands upon an existing base cabinet. Paint the wall above the cabinet, frame it with a wallpaper border, and add wall shelves. Est. cost: $35.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 15 1982 (v.45#11) pg. 82, 150

Arched-top shelving system. Free-standing modular shelving system features contemporary-styled uprights (34" on center) with arched tops. The connecting shelves are adjustable. The uprights are joined together using a fixed base shelf and a back brace. Includes instructions for a wine rack and phonograph record rack.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 58

Woodworkers' standards. Bookcases and shelves. All of the basic information and measurements you need in order to build sturdy bookcases and shelves.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 58

Home-shelving planner. A guide to planning and construction of built-in, free standing (open and closed) and wall-hung shelving. Includes information on shelf span limits, ways to reinforce a shelf, material selection, shelf supports and joinery options.
WOOD MAGAZINE #98 Aug 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 68

Fold-down wall-hung shelf provides temporary storage space in a workshop, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #104 Mar 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 25

Convert open shelving on metal zig-zag brackets into wall-mounted cabinets by adding ends and sliding doors.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 39

Shelves with flair. An open-shelf unit with three shelves features tapered legs, slatted sides, and loose tenon joinery. The design tends to modern or Danish, with a hint of Arts & Crafts or Shaker.
WOOD MAGAZINE #140 Mar 2002 (v.19#2) pg. 68

Wall shelf unit. The wooden shelf bracket has a dovetail tongue which slides in a corresponding dovetail groove cut in the wooden wall bracket.
WOODSMITH #20 Mar 1982 pg. 20

Modular wall unit allows flexible arrangement of storage. The unit includes flat shelves, slanted shelves, cabinets with doors, cabinets with drop fronts, and drawers. The side supports are "open" frame-and-panel construction with rows of holes for shelf support pins.
WOODSMITH #33 May-Jun 1984 pg. 8

Making shelves. Material and design. How to reinforce shelves so they don't sag. Chart shows maximum shelf lengths for various materials.
WOODSMITH #49 Feb 1987 pg. 20

Knock-down shelving unit features ladder-like uprights and shelves that securely grip the "rungs".
WOODSMITH #85 Feb 1993 (v.15) pg. 6

Wall-mounted utility shelf for workshop or garage. Features various shelves and compartments for tools and supplies. Overall dimensions: 54"x21"x11" deep.
WOODSMITH #125 Oct 1999 (v.21) pg. 28

A new wrinkle in an old torsion box. Entertainment wall cabinet features an "open look". Wide, cantilevered-style shelves are built using torsion box construction. They are attached to a wall of 3/4" paneling above a base of enclosed cabinets.
WOODWORK #1 Spring 1989 pg. 70

Technique for avoiding end grain exposure on pieces such as open-ended shelves.
WOODWORK #33 Jun 1995 pg. 14

No holds shelved. An adjustable shelf system which uses 3"x3" uprights, notched shelves and adjustable dowels to support the shelves.
WOODWORKER Jan 1987 (v.91#1) pg. 69

Installing shelving into an alcove, closet or cupboard without fasteners relies on the use of lightweight ladder-style uprights that are wedged firmly against the walls by notched shelves.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. 630

Be sure of your shelf. How to calculate the required thickness of shelves for heavy books, taking into consideration both the material and the location of shelf supports.
WOODWORKER Jun 1992 (v.96#6) pg. 27
Correction WOODWORKER Aug 1992 (v.96#8) pg. 11

Versatile shelving system is free standing. 2"x2" uprights have dowels on 6" centers supporting 1x12 pine shelves.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1977 (v.1#6) pg. 13

Contemporary shelving unit uses 10" wide boards supported by a pair of hinged triangular towers. The entire unit comes apart and folds up for moving or storage.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1981 (v.5#6) pg. 36

Freestanding L-shaped shelf modules may be stacked and combined in various ways to form bookshelves, end tables, room dividers, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 30

Steel fence post makes free-standing shelves.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1963 (v.19#2) pg. 37

Unusual hanging shelves made from wire racks from stoves and refrigerators.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1964 (v.20#3) pg. 50

Shelf installed between existing cabinet shelves for small items.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1964 (v.20#4) pg. 64

Adding decorative moldings to a fireplace or to adjustable wall-hung shelving hardware and shelves.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1969 (v.25#2) pg. 20

Set of display shelves is designed to convert an existing cabinet into a hutch.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1971 (v.27#6) pg. 25

Recessed archway is framed from plywood and covered with Z-brick. Adjustable shelves are installed in the 12"-deep recess. Can be used as a bar, bookcase, display area, etc.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1976 (v.32#3) pg. 40

Decorator wall-hung shelf is built from 5/4" pine. Three uprights, 60" long, support two full shelves, each 70" long, and two partial shelves, each 40" long.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 4

Wall of built-ins for books can be sized to fit any room. 38" tall cabinets are topped with bookshelves that run to the ceiling. Decorative arches complete the ceiling line.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1980 (v.36#1) pg. 87

Display stand assembled from 1x10 pine shelving. Four shelves go up stair-step fashion because each shelf is shorter that the one below.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 52

Modular shelf unit. Floor-to-ceiling unit features adjustable shelves and a cabinet with sliding doors. Unit is open on both sides and can serve as a room divider. Dimensions: 96" tall, 36" wide and 12" deep.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 6

Make simple shelving from bricks (with holes in them), boards and dowels. Easily disassembles for storage or moving.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 109

Wall-mounted shelf is made from a 1 ft. strip sawed off the 4 ft. end of a piece of 3/4" plywood.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1982 (v.38#1) pg. 2

Modular storage unit has adjustable shelves. Contemporary styled unit measures 72" tall, 30" wide, 16" deep.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1982 (v.38#5) pg. 96

Versatile wall shelf system uses wooden brackets, wooden standards, and wooden shelves. The brackets are not adjustable.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1984 (v.40#1) pg. 43

Skillful ways to create storage. (1) Built-in etagere which doubles as a room divider. (2) Built-in bookcases which open outward revealing more storage. (3) Shelving and cabinets built into alcoves.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1987 (v.43#6) pg. 72

Tip: Notch shelf cleats so that cupped (warped) shelves won't rock or tip.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1988 (v.44#2) pg. 30

Mix-and-match modules made from construction lumber scraps. How to combine 3-ft.-tall 2x2 legs with various side panels, shelves, drawers, etc. to serve as bookshelves, tables, plant stands, storage space, chest of drawers, etc.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1990 (v.46#4) pg. 26

Inexpensive portable shelving consists of notched 2x4s and plywood (or particleboard) which slip together without any fasteners.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1992 (v.48#4) pg. 50

Increase the ability of storage shelves to accommodate items of various heights by installing triangular shelves instead of rectangular shelves. This also allows two shelves to be installed in the space required for one rectangular shelf.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 60

Savvy shelving. Decorative wooden pilasters are fitted with metal shelf standards. The adjustable metal shelf brackets are concealed inside wooden covers. The result is wall-mounted, adjustable wood shelving that is much more attractive.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1998 (v.54#2) pg. 44, 48