Organize your paint bottles by storing them in a wall organizer. A wall organizer will allow more space in your painting area by freeing up floorspace and table space. Wall organizers for paint bottles are simple structures that usually have a few shelves. The shelves also have guards on the sides to keep any bottle from falling off. Build a wall organizer for your paint bottles using pine boards and hardware. Mount the organizing unit to a wall and it will be ready for use.
Items you will need
- Tape measure
- 6 pine boards, 1/2-by-5-by-24 inches
- 3 pine boards, 1-by-4-by-24 inches
- 2 pine boards, 1-by-5-by-35 inches
- Screw gun
- 28 wood screws, 2-inch
- Stud finder
- 3 wood screws, 4-inch
Set two 1/2-by-5-by-24-inch boards on edge, parallel and 4 inches apart. Lay a 1-by-4-by-24-inch board flat between them so the ends are flush. Screw the 1/2-inch-thick boards to the 1-inch-thick board using three 2-inch screws for each side. This is a shelf to your paint bottle wall organizer. Repeat this step two more times to make two more shelves.
Position the two 35-inch boards on edge, parallel and 24 inches apart. Set the shelves between these boards at right angles so the openings on the shelves are all facing up. Space them 10 inches apart so the two outside shelves are flush with the ends of the boards. Screw through the 35-inch boards and into the 1-inch-thick boards on the shelves. Use four 2-inch screws for each shelf.
Locate a stud in the wall using your stud finder, and position your paint bottle wall organizer against the wall where you need to hang it. The openings on the shelves are facing up and the 24-inch boards are horizontal. Center the organizer so the 35-inch boards are each 12 inches away from the stud. Screw a 4-inch screw through each 24-inch board that is against the wall and into the stud.
- "Step by Step Basic Carpentry"; Ben Allen; 1997
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