Closet Organizing Shelves Using No Nails or Screws

Written by jonah morrissey
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
Closet Organizing Shelves Using No Nails or Screws
(Jupiterimages/ Images)

Constructing closet organising shelves without nails or screws can present a challenge. A storage system can be devised from breeze blocks and pine boards to create a simple, fastener free shelving system that can be taken apart or put together in minutes. In addition to the ease of assembly and takedown, the shelving unit will cost very little. Paint can be applied to the breeze blocks and boards to create a more aesthetically pleasing shelving system; however, it is optional.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • 6 breeze blocks
  • 3 boards, 1-by-12 inches, 36 inches long

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

    Place two breeze blocks flat on the floor inside the closet in the selected location for the organising shelves. Position the blocks parallel to each other so that the outside edges of the blocks are 36 inches apart.

  2. 2

    Lay one 1-by-12-by-36-inch board across the breeze blocks so the ends are flush with the outside edges and the 12-by-36-inch side is flat against the top of the blocks. This is the first shelf.

  3. 3

    Stack one breeze block on top of each end of the board so that they are directly over the blocks below. Lay a 1-by-12-by-36-inch board across the top of the blocks to create a second shelf.

  4. 4

    Complete the shelving unit by stacking the remaining blocks on top of the second shelf directly over the other blocks on each end. Position the final 1-by-12-by-36-inch board across the top surface of these blocks to create the third shelf.

Tips and warnings

  • Paint the blocks a contrasting colour from the shelves to create an interesting industrial styled shelving project.
  • Wear gloves when lifting the breeze blocks.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.