Learn how to build Nerf gun storage. This wall mounted shelf is perfect for getting Nerf guns organized and OFF THE FLOOR!
I AM SO TIRED OF NERF STUFF EVERYWHERE! Yeah I said it! I think my in-laws get my three boys Nerf guns EVERY holiday and they are overflowing the playroom. I find it really overwhelming. I have lots of storage options on the floor, but our basement playroom walls are pretty empty so I decided to make a Nerf gun storage rack that is WALL MOUNTED. This will get stuff off the floor and give the kids a place to put everything away.
I’m planning to make some bins for them to store Nerf bullets in too so keep an eye out for that!
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How to Make a Wall Mounted Nerf Storage Rack
- 1/4″ Plywood: Cut to 30.75×42″
- 1×3 Board: Cut 2 pieces to 42″ long
- 1×6 Board: Cut (2) pieces to 30″ and (1) piece to 42″
- Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System
- Primer and Paint
- Wood Glue
- Ryobi Airstrike
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Step 1: Cut your wood to the specifications above.
Step 2: Add pocket holes to the bottom of the two 30″ 1x6s.
Step 3: Attach your 1x6s together using the pocket hole screws and also wood glue.
Wood glue adds stability! DO NOT SKIP IT.
Step 4: Attach the 1/4″ plywood to the back of your 1x6s with the Ryobi Airstrike and wood glue.
Step 5: Attach the 1x3s to the front of the storage shelf. You could add more than two boards if you prefer. I wanted to make sure that the bottom didn’t collect dust (+ Nerf bullets and dead spiders) like it might if I added a board to the front bottom. The positioning of my 1x3s was related to my personal preferences.
Step 6: Prime and paint your shelf.
Step 7: I added permanent vinyl to the front of my shelf. Here is a tutorial on how to apply permanent vinyl. This is totally optional, but feel free to get creative!
Step 8: Hang the shelf on STUDS using cabinet screws. You’ll need a stud finder and level.
Here’s a quick video showing the process photos… not my typical long winded video because I wasn’t 100% this project would work out to my satisfaction. But I like how it came out (and I refuse to build a 2nd one).
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