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DIY Trough Shelves | House One | This Old House

A trough shelf is an excellent place to store extra paint cans and supplies in your garage or workshop. Want to build your own? Watch as House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a trough shelf.

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Cost: $30
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

I’m updating my workshop and building these shelves as a sturdy option for paint and stain cans, but these could be used anywhere you need strong, sturdy deep shelves. 
I’m using strips of leftover ¾-inch plywood to create 4-foot-long shelves. 
I made two sizes, one to fit quart paint and stain cans and another taller and shallower size to fit spray paint cans.

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¾” x 2’ x 4’ Plywood Project Panel.[]
1 ¼ inch pocket hole screws []
Wood glue []
Wood filler []
Paint or stain []

Table saw or circular saw []
Miter saw []
Drill/driver []
Pocket hole jig []
Ruler []
Pencil []
Random orbital sander []

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