Which house does not need extra storage? Nothing better than an empty wall to add some extra shelves.
These wall shelves are very easy to build, you only need a simple tools a few planks you can create floating shelves. In addition, you can easily adapt the measurements to your space.
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.
These display shelves are built with simple planks and some brackets, supplies that you can easily find in any hardware store.
You can give them the finish you want, tint and varnish if you like to keep the wood exposed or paint them if you want to match them with your decoration.
I went for a dark wood stain but you can choose any color you like.
Ready to build some extra storage?
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Supplies to build DIY wall shelves
Here goes the materials you will need to make 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
How to build DIY shelves
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
- 2 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.
I used this shade if you like the same finish.
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 a super 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.
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Remember you can easily adapt the box shelf dimension to your needs.
The corner brackets are slightly visible, if you want a prettier finish, you can paint them the same color as the wall. Or you can also use corner brackets a little more fancy like this one or this other…that you will like to keep visible.
I love that these shelves are super easy to build and that you can make them in any size and color.
These practical DIY box shelves are useful in any room of the house: in the bathroom to store towels and lotions, in a playroom to keep toys at kids sight but off the floor, in an office or living room to display a collection and even in the kitchen to show pretty crockery.
What do you think? Where would you like to hang extra shelves? What would you like to display on them?
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