Simple DIY with HPM – 2×4 Basics ShelfLinks

Are you in need of more storage? This is your answer! Just head over to HPM Hawaii to pick your ShelfLinks bundle today!  IT’S EASY! Simple assembly with only a powered screwdriver and a saw. Only straight, 90 ° cuts are required –no miters or angles.


Tools & Items Needed for this Project:

  • ShelfLinks kit from HPM
  • 2×4 lumber
  • Galvanized exterior grade screws (the box comes with screws, but we recommend upgrading to exterior screws for longevity)
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Paint/Stain (optional)

Step 1 – Cut Your Wood To length

The beautiful thing about this product is it’s completely customizable. You get to choose the length of the shelves as well as the height.  (A) is your top shelf. For this video we chose to make the shelves 4 feet in length – you’ll need 8 pieces of wood. (B) is your inner lining shelves, which need to be 6 7/16″ shorter than (A)  – you’ll need 4 pieces of wood. Finally, (C) is the height between shelves  – you’ll need 8 pieces of wood.  For this example, we made the shelves 3 feet in height to give a little extra room for storing higher bins, boxes or tools.

Step 2 – Assemble The Top & Bottom Shelves

Line up your top shelf with 4 (A) pieces, separated 1/2″ apart.  Place the ShelfLinks on the end of each piece of wood and screw in.  Next, you will assemble the 2 bottom shelves.  For this, you will utilize the final 4 remaining pieces of (A).  Align 2 pieces 1/2″ apart and centered under the ShelfLinks.

Step 3 – Insert Legs


Flip over the bottom and insert legs (C) into the opening on the ShelfLinks.  Once the 4 legs are inserted, place the middle shelf on the legs and insert the remaining 4 pieces of (C) into the ShelfLinks. One inserted, screw in each leg.

Step 4 – Top Shelf & Inner Lining Shelves

Place the top shelf on top of the legs and the inner lining shelves in between.  You may have to hammer in the inner lining shelves if your cuts are too tight.  We recommend using a rubber mallet, or even the force of your hand to insert the wooden pieces.  Once all of the inner lining shelves are in place, screw them in & you’re all finished!

Congratulations you have just built yourself a storage shelf!  Wasn’t that easy?  For more projects like this be sure to subscribe.  SUBSCRIBE HERE to receive more DIYs and a chance to WIN a 2×4 Basics ShelfLinks Kit FREE from HPM Building Supply!


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