Wall Shelf From Faux Vintage Books

By now you’re aware: We have a little obsession with DIY wood projects And there might not be anything better and more useful to do with wood than to make shelves. You had mentioned in an above comment that the wood itself sits on the length of the pipe – right in between the pipe cap and flange. For the amount of sturdy shelf space we now have in our garage, $200.00 was well worth it. Using the miter box, cut a 30 degree angle on the end, flip wood 180 degrees and measure it the length you’ll want the shelf pieces (our is 12″). Install the bracket with screws that are long enough to penetrate the wall stud by at least an inch or so. Use a spirit level with a straight batten to mark the positions of further tracks and screw holes across the wall.how to make a wall shelf

Cut out this area with a chisel so that shelves will sit flush against the wall (Image 2). This is a gorgeous shelving unit that covers an entire wall and you can make it as wide or as thin as you want. I figured building my daughter’s first library would be a sweet, symbolic gesture of my grandfather’s woodworking skills combined with my mother’s love of books (she worked at a library for three decades)… assuming I could pull it off. The crown molding I prefer to use happens to tilt away from the wall at a 45 degree angle so my cuts on the platform are simple 45 degree matching angles. The cost of wood for all 3 shelves was around $45 making these bad boys $15 a piece for wood… Yup.

Before we continue on to the final step, because I didn’t stain this shelf completely, I did my finish before installing the back boards. You can use reclaimed wood to create shelves on a wall in different patterns, such as a honey comb pattern. Drill holes to the correct size and depth for the plugs, using a masonry drill bit instead of a wood bit. Hold a level across the shelf in between inserting screws, to ensure that the shelf is level (Image 2).

To hang, use a nail or screw in the wall and hang triangle on it. (Make sure that it’s secure enough to hold whatever you’re putting on it). We chose to paint our shelves, but if you want the beauty of real wood, you can buy the door in wood veneers like oak or maple (ours was lauan). And though it is possible to buy floating wall shelves from discount design stores like IKEA , building your own isn’t that difficult. They will leave your shelf 2-3 mm away from the wall, but if you have a router, you can rout a recess to mount the hooks in the back of yourself, which will make it completely flush. Cut the strip so that it could fit perfectly as the 4th wall of your little shelf.

When placing the brackets on the wood, first check to make sure that where you’re placing the brackets keeps the longer bracket resting comfortably flush with the wall. To attach the bottom shelf, I used the same wood screws I used to screw the hidden inner frame into the wall. Then just add your shelving, which you can make yourself out of plywood or you could be creative and use light stones or cut off pieces of stumps. Here are 50 awesomely creative DIY wall shelves ideas for you to go through and use for yourself. Cut an identical pair of panels to cover the top and bottom framework of each individual shelving unit.how to make a wall shelf

It’s an update to the K4 and has space on the sides of the unit to store your screws (which also help to keep wider stock level with the unit as you’re drilling into the wood) it also has an easier way of clamping to the workbench and clamping your wood to the unit. You’ll have to cut them in place 2 in. away from the wall with a circular saw to expose the lag screws and then remove the cleats with a wrench. Whether you need something in the bathroom to store beauty supplies or in the nursery for baby items, there is a shelf in here that is perfect for you. A stud finder locates the studs in the wall so you can avoid them when planning the location of your recessed wall.