Step 2: Build a Floor and Shelves

build a floor and shelves
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Cut a piece of plywood to fit inside the base of the framing; leave a ¾-inch overhang so that the piece will be flush with the 1x2s in the front. Notch the plywood to fit around the framing. Screw it in place. Screw crosspieces inside the middle and right frames to support shelving. Cut plywood shelving and screw it down.
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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jig saw
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • drill
      Drill/driver

    Shopping List

    1. Pressure-treated 2x4 You'll need about 12 6-footers to build the frame.

    2. pressure-treated 1x2 You'll need six 6-footers to frame the door openings.

    3. Pressure-treated 2x6 You'll need a 4 foot length to build the header above the doors.

    4. Pressure-treated 1x3 You'll need eight 6-footers to reinforce and frame the doors.

    5. Pressure-treated plywood Pick up a 4x8 sheet to build the floor and shelves.6. Tongue-and-groove cedar boards Pick up enough 6-foot planks to sheathe the 80 square feet.

    7. Construction adhesive to help secure the sheathing to the frame.

    8. 1 5/8-inch ring-shank siding nails to attach the sheathing to the frame.

    9. 3-inch deck screws to assemble the 2x4 frame.

    10. Heavy-duty hinges to support the weight of the doors.