How to Build DIY Floating Shelves 7 Different Ways

by Rachel Jacks
Want to build your own DYI floating shelves? Here are 7 different tutorials that show you how.
Photo: Rachel Jacks

When I first set out to build live-edge floating shelves in my kitchen a few years back, I had no idea how to do it. At the time, I had to figure a lot out myself. Luckily for you, the internet now has step-by-step instructions for a variety of different methods for building shelves without visible brackets. Having personally built floating shelves two different ways, I can tell you that it's not difficult once you have some basic woodworking skills. I managed to do it even as a beginner. Here are seven different tutorials that will help you build the floating shelves (or floating corner shelves!) of your dreams.          

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How to Build DIY Floating Shelves 7 Different Ways

by Rachel Jacks
Want to build your own DYI floating shelves? Here are 7 different tutorials that show you how.
Photo: Rachel Jacks

When I first set out to build live-edge floating shelves in my kitchen a few years back, I had no idea how to do it. At the time, I had to figure a lot out myself. Luckily for you, the internet now has step-by-step instructions for a variety of different methods for building shelves without visible brackets. Having personally built floating shelves two different ways, I can tell you that it's not difficult once you have some basic woodworking skills. I managed to do it even as a beginner. Here are seven different tutorials that will help you build the floating shelves (or floating corner shelves!) of your dreams.          

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Build Your Own Cupboard Shelving

by Craftmel

Build Your Own Cupboard Shelving

The closet in our spare bedroom is huge- it takes up an entire wall (which is terrible for furniture arranging, let me tell ya)!  Unfortunately, it only has one dinky wire shelf inside, which means all my c-r-a-p is simply piled on top of itself and lacks any rhyme or reason at all.  I'm thinking a simple DIY shelving system would be the answer.  

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Organize Your Space: DIY Craft Table

by Craftmel

Organize Your Space: DIY Craft Table

One of my main challenges as a creative person (I like to think of myself as such!) is the mess that comes along with it.  It seems to me like a good solution to the constant moving of project piles would be a good storage solution, like this DIY desk.  

Made with simple shelves and hollow core doors, this project is pretty inexpensive.  In fact, when I first saw the desk I thought the top was made of table tops from Ikea (like the one I'm currently using), which would be even cheaper than doors. I have seen several variations on this desk using different materials for the table tops, or different types of shelving below.

created at: 01/10/2012

The shelves provide the perfect space for buckets, jars, and containers of all kinds for holding all that miscellaneous stuff that floats around work spaces. 

Now all I need is more square footage so I could actually get to the stuff stored on the shelves...

You can see how this table was made at The Ivy Cottage Blog.

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Ask Curbly: Ladders, Armoires, Curtains and More!

by Bruno Bornsztein
Ask Curbly: Ladders, Armoires, Curtains and More!

Still haven't checked out our Ask a Question forum? What are you waiting for?! It's the perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.

I thought I'd highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):

Building a ladder bookcase (how?)

Jellico's wondering how to build a ladder book case, but doesn't know how to get started. Can you help her out?

Ladder book shelf question.

How do I know if I have an original Platner chair?

Lauramae has a wire chair she bought at a rummage sale that looks just like this: 

Platner chair? Help her find out for sure!

How does she tell if it's the real thing?

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Build a Tetris Bookshelf

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Tetris

Odecom5 gets my vote for Dad of the Year. It sounds like he was able to 'help' his son with this school project and end up with their relationship intact after this complicated  build; not a small feat. His son even had a broken arm during the project which may have worked out better for both of them.

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