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5 Considerations for building your own pigeon holes

Pigeon holes have countless uses, from storing books and magazines at home, to the office environment where each employee has a hole for important documents. Here is a basic guide to building them. Remember that you can satisfy all of your shelving needs at Krost Racking and Shelving. We cater to an enormous variety of storage requirements, whether you’re looking for solutions for your warehouse, or you need an extra gondola in your retail store. We deliver all over South Africa, from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

If you’re thinking of making your own pigeon holes, here are some basic steps that you’ll go through in the process.

Step 1
Decide on what size you want your pigeon holes to be, and ensure that the measurements are accurate. This will depend on the space you have available and the purpose of the holes.

Step 2
Materials are an important consideration. This will affect the look and feel of the entire room. Steel is solid and can bear a decent amount of weight.

Step 3
Once you have decided what you want and what size it will be, you’ll need to purchase the materials. You may choose to have a professional cut and correctly size all the components required for you, or you can do so yourself at home. Remember to keep safety a top priority when working with tools.

Step 4
If you’d like the shelves to be a specific colour, now is the time to paint them, prior to assembling.
Once you have the desired colour, you can assemble the parts, which will involve attaching the sides of the compartments to the tops and bottoms. You can do this with glue and or/nails. Make sure that you attach them together at precise perpendicular angles.

Step 5
Assemble the compartments to make a whole unit. You will likely want to attach a length of your chosen material to the sides, top and bottom of the unit to enclose it and finish it off, too.

If you’re looking for shelving stores online that offer quality and hassle-free installation from experts, call Krost today. We specialise in all types of shelving and racking, including pigeon hole shelves, and we can create units with different sizes, varying in height, width, depth and number of holes.

All Krost products also receive a very special paint process that protects them. Each product is finished with a baked epoxy powder and they all pass through a rigorous 5-stage cleaning process. Furthermore, our paint specifications are independently certified by Corrosion Advisory Technical Services to conform to the South African Bureau of Standards.

You just can’t beat our quality.