Who needs extra storage? Everyone, I guess. So I made those wall shelves to organize the bathroom…but you can use them in any room! They will work great for toys, dishes, craft supplies…
The best part is that they are super simple to build, you just need a few planks! You can have a look on Bob Vila for the complete instructions! Let’s organize the house…well at least trying to!
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Materials you will need to build a wall shelf
- 1×6 lumbers 8ft long
- wood glue
- 1 1/2 in. screws (12 for each shelf)
- Sanding paper (60 and 120 grid)
- 2 1/2 metal corner braces and screws
- wood stain or paint (optional)
- level and pencil
If you want to build some box shelves here goes some indications. I used 6in. x 1in. x 8ft planks and cut them at the following dimensions: 2 pieces of 4 ft to make the top and bottom of the box, and two pieces of 9 inches to make the box sides.
Sand the plank edges, and screw the sides with the top and bottom. The sides are placed in-between top and bottom and fixed with three screws on each end. You can also add some wood glue before screwing to strengthen the assembly. Sand the box, stain, or paint them the way you like.
To hang them on the wall, screw a 2 1/2 bracket on each box top corner and screw them on the wall. And done, the perfect storage to display your collectibles.
If you want a more detailed tutorial, with step by step pictures, don’t hesitate to have a look at the one I wrote for Bob Vila. And remember you can easily adapt the box shelf dimension to your needs. What do you think? What would you like to display on these shelves?
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