Armoire with drawers and shelves – TV and computer armoires have offered a practical, attractive way to accommodate bulky electronics. But now that the electronics are smaller and slimmer, many people no longer need to hide them, or can hide them in much smaller places. As a result, many people own large, attractive armoires as essentially useless. Fortunately, you do not have to send your armoire to landfill. Many of these sturdy pieces can be converted with some spare wood and very little skill to useful areas for clothes, spare linens and even dry food and preserves storage. All you need is a few shelves.
Measure the width and depth of your armoire to determine the size of your shelves. Decide what you want to use your armoire with drawers and shelves for and measure the height of the highest item you plan to store. Measure the height of the free space inside your armoire and share this measurement of the height of your object. This figure will tell you how many shelves you need.
Use oak or ash wood board boards for your shelves. These forests are dense and robust and will stand up to a lot of abuse. Let your local hardware store cut your boards to size; many stores will do this for free. Set your boards in your armoire with drawers and shelves to make sure they fit. If not, go back to your hardware store and have them cut down the boards. When assembled, sand uneven edges from the boards, then bite and paint them for a smooth surface. Screw four L-brackets on the underside of each board.