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Easy DIY shelves

Who needs extra storage? Everyone, I guess.

Today I show you how to build a simple wall shelf. With just a few planks you can create floating shelves.

I made those wall shelves to organize the bathroom…but you can use them all around the house!

These DIY wooden shelves are great to store toys, dishes, or craft supplies…You can have a look at my son’s bedroom where I use the same kind of wall shelves to display his car collection.

These easy wall shelves are elegant and modern.

You can apply the finish you like. I went for a dark wood stain but you can choose to paint them any color you like.

The best part is that they are super simple to build, you just need a few planks and some brackets! 

Ready to build some extra storage?

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Materials you will need to build a wall shelf

The corner braces will remain slightly visible, so you can buy some the right color or spray paint them the same shade as your wall before screwing them on the wall.

If you want to build some box shelves here goes the instructions.

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, you just made practical wall storage.


If you want a more detailed tutorial, with step-by-step pictures, don’t hesitate to have a look at the DIY box shelves I made for my son’s bedroom.

The shelves are the same but with a smaller high as I build them to display his car collection.

I wrote this DIY shelves tutorial for Bob Vila.

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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Maruthi Interiors

Friday 19th of February 2021

Wow, this is the very perfect article for a wall shelf, Thank you for sharing


Monday 22nd of February 2021

Thanks! Have fun DIY some shelves.


Friday 15th of May 2020

YES! I've found something that is unique that I can make for my laundry room. Thanks for posting this!


Sunday 17th of May 2020

Hey, these shelves are super easy to make. I'm glad you like them and have fun building!


Thursday 15th of March 2018

very good

Interior Design

Wednesday 9th of August 2017

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Wednesday 9th of August 2017

This is so nice...thank you so much <3


Thursday 27th of April 2017

protip - paint mounting brackets with wall paint to make them disappear

Ama Ryllis

Thursday 4th of May 2017

Great, thanks for the tip ;)