So Watt

Butch Shelves


Super strong steel shelving for commercial or residential

Designed + Made to order by So Watt in Marrickville, Sydney, from 100% Australian made plywood.

The steel frame is finished in durable black powder coat. Each shelf, made from Australian made Hoop Pine Plywood and finished in our favourite low VOC natural water based finish. This plywood storage rack is made to last.

Our pieces are hand made to order. Custom sizes and finishes are available.
Email us to start a custom project or learn more about custom commissions here.

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  • Dimensions:
    Wide: 1220mm W x 550mm D x 1070mm H
    Narrow: 1220mm W x 350mm D x 1070mm H.

    Photos show Wide option.

    Indoor use only.

    Made from welded steel angle with durable powdercoat finish. Finished with low-VOC water-based specialty furniture finishes.

  • This piece is made to order by the So Watt team at their workshop in Marrickville (Sydney, NSW).

    Lead Time: 4-5 weeks + delivery.

    Ships fully assembled Australia wide.

    Free pick up available from our Marrickville workshop.

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  • 1. What Can I Use The Butch Plywood Shelves For?

    The utilitarian design of the Butch Shelves make them excellent for storing heavy and bulky items. Load them up with books, store your vinyl records, stack storage tubs or display products in your shop. 

    2. What Makes The Butch Plywood Shelves Unique?

    Originally created for storing large boxes and tubs, the Australian Hoop Pine plywood shelves are supported all the way around with steel angle to prevent any sagging. This sets them apart from other plywood shelves and plywood storage racks with lower weight ratings. You can also easily replace the shelves if you want a bit of a change after a few years!

    3. What Makes The Butch Plywood Shelves So Durable?

    The Australian made Hoop Pine plywood shelves are finished with low VOC water-based clear to help protect the timber from stains and scratches. If significant damage occurs, replacement shelves can be ordered to let you enjoy your plywood storage rack abilities for many more years! The frame is made from a thick welded steel angle that has then been finished with black powdercoat for extra durability.

    4. How Big Are The Butch Plywood Shelves?

    Currently we offer the Butch Plywood Shelves in two sizes. 

    The wide option is great for accessing both sides for storage and can be placed in the centre of a room as a practical room divider. It can also accommodate bigger storage crates or tubs as well as display larger products such as bedding or cushions. The wide option for the Butch Shelves measures 1330mm wide x 550mm deep and 1070mm high.

    The narrow option is a classic size for bookshelves or smaller display pieces, but still large enough to accommodate an impressive record collection and even the sound system. The narrow option for the Butch Shelves measures 1200mm wide x 550mm deep x 1070mm high. 

    As always, So Watt offer custom sizes and finishes for all their pieces! Get in touch for a quote today.