Building Shelves Against Cinder Block Wall
In the past I worked in a basement with a similar situation. I prefabbed a wall that was 2" too short out of 2x4s on the flat using a Kreg hd jig. Then I hung the wall from the ceiling joists about 1/2" away from the cinder block. I used shims against the block to plumb the wall and fasten it. The shims are cedar so rot is less of an issue.
They don't depend on threads in the soft, crumbly block for holding strength. The 2 x 4 against the wall could be given an L-shaped "foot" which would project the width of the shelf out into the central space. As a last resort, you could build free-standing tables instead of shelves.
How to Build a Concrete Wall Figure A: Cross-Section of a Retaining Wall. A cinder block retaining wall is only as straight and solid as the base it's built on. For a 4-ft. tall wall, excavate a trench deep enough to accommodate 4 to 6 in. of compacted base, 1 in. of leveling sand and half the height of the first course of blocks.
DIY Concrete Block Bookshelf. Furniture Projects I began by clearing everything away and moving the table to the opposite wall. I decided I wanted a shelf on the newly empty wall - a sort of "landing spot" for school supplies and books. 2) When I think of cinder block shelves I
This is a video of me using Tapcon concrete screws. I wanted to secure two pieces of wood to the cinderblock in my garage. I secured the first 2x4 to the cinderblock without filming the process
I put up a lot of shelving and grids in the garage. Two of three walls are cinder block. I used 1/4" mollies, and drilled into the voids on the blocks themselves. Besides the fact that they're very solid, the nice thing about mollies is that you can easily get the shelves perfectly level, even if the bit wanders a little.