Shelves don't need to be expensive or permanent to serve their purpose and hold a lot of weight. Create makeshift shelves spaced to fit whatever you need with boards and concrete blocks. Substitute glass blocks for concrete blocks or decorate the shelves with paint or adhesive shelf lining, if you're using the shelves in a living area where you want them to look nice. Leave them plain and utilitarian if they're in a garage or workshop.
Things You'll Need
- 4 boards, 1 inch by 8 inch by 4 feet
- 6 concrete blocks
Set one board flat on the floor along the wall where you want the shelves.
Set one concrete block upright on each end of the board. Face the holes toward the room and use them for holding knick-knacks or face the solid end toward the room and leave it plain or decorate it later.
Lay a second board across the top of the concrete blocks directly above the first one.
Place two more concrete blocks upright on the ends of the second board, add a third board on top of them and repeat with the next set of blocks and the fourth board.