Hi all -
First post. Cool site! I was hoping to lean on the expertise on here. I have the niche pictured below, and I would like to make it a little more usable by installing shelves in the niche. The niche is ~11" deep, ~20" wide, and ~6' high.
The niche is by the garage, and in fact, I took the picture from the doorway to the garage. Since it's somewhat hidden in "the back" of the house, I don't think I need anything elaborate/fancy. The shelves will be used to hold the kids' school books as well as stacks of incoming mail, etc. So basically, nothing decorative.
My current plan is to do the following. Sorry - the drawing's not to scale. :-) The builder did something similar for the shelves in the pantry, which is where I got the inspiration. I'm thinking of using pine (instead of MDF like the builder used) for the shelving, as well as for the support bracing.
I realize that with the above, I don't have the ability to adjust the shelving heights, but I don't like the idea of using shelving tracks as the support arms eat into the space, and I'm limited as far as studs to screw the tracks into.
Is this a good plan? Is there something I'm not thinking of? Are there better ways to do this?