Cabinet Shelf Risers

 Write Review added on 4/20/2019

Make the most of your cabinet storage space with these cabinet shelf risers! Gain on vertical space and maximize organization for your kitchen or other home cupboards and cabinets. Bonus - these shelf risers are incredibly easy to build!


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut Wood

Cut top shelf to 28 inches long and the two legs to 8 inches long, or according to the measurements for your particular cabinet.


Pocket Holes for Shelf

Using the Kreg jig pocket-hole jig, drill two holes on one of the legs, evenly spaced apart. Holes should follow the grain.


Pocket Holes for Second Leg

Repeat for both legs.


Glue Edges

Glue the ends of the legs where the holes are and the ends of one of the faces of the top shelf.


Screw in Legs

Using Kreg jig screws attach legs to the top plate. Be sure the screw holes are faced towards the center of the shelf.


Prepare for final finish

Use Kreg Jig plugs and glue to fill in the screw holes then once dry, sand all surfaces flat and smooth.


Finish Wood

Apply paint or stain based on your preference. We used pickling stain with a polyurethane coat to lighten the color of the pine. If you would like to see more of how we use these cabinet shelf risers to maximize storage in our RV, visit us at

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 1x8, 96", Board  


(4) Kreg jig screws  
(4) kreg jig plugs  
(1) wood glue  

Parts/Cut List:

(1) Top Plate, 3/4"x7 3/4"x28"d  
(2) Legs, 3/4"x7 3/4"x8"  

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