Even in a dry basement, wood can absorb moisture from the concrete, so place the cabinets on nonabsorbent spacers, such as scraps of vinyl flooring or plastic decking, depending on how much water gets into your basement. Shelf Building Bonanza in the Basement. Oh, PS: Just in case you were thinking about spraying down your unfinished, exterior wood stairs with water, and then walking down them immediately after. You might as well build them for the basement or for your shed. I decided to build my shelves using wood since it is cheap and easy to work with.
Cabinets In Basements