Monday, February 18, 2013

"W" is for Wall Shelves

Build: knock off wall shelves

Build your own beautiful wall shelves to fit your space.
I teamed up with Ana White again to come up with plans these shelves.
 Ana drew up easy to follow building plans customizable for any length to fit your wall space.

 A friend had asked I could build shelves similar to the Pottery Barn Hayden shelves in espresso:

With a little help from Ana, we made it happen.

The Pottery Barn version are MDF, I used pine boards.
And the Pottery Barn version only come in 2' and 4' lengths, I made these shelves 3' each for about $22 total in lumber.

The perfect spot for the boys trophies and Skylanders: 

We did have a closet door on the right side to contend with, to keep it from opening all the way and smacking into the corner of the lower shelf we added a hinge stopper.

Here's how to build the wall shelves:

1. Follow Ana's plans and make wood cuts.
* The shelves pictured are 36" long and the cuts are:
1 - 1x8 @ 36"
2 - 1x6 @ 6"
1 - 1x4 @ 30 1/2"

For shelf supports use a template to mark curves:

Cut curves with a jigsaw:

2. Before construction, if desired, add keyhole mounts to back top:

Mark wood and set up fence guides then drill keyhole with router:

Make two equal holes for each shelf. 

Finish construction with pocket holes and finish nails:
(back view)

3. Sand, stain Minwax espresso and seal 3 coats Minwax Polycrylic satin:

I'm linking up to:
Sawdust Throwdown @ Sawdust Girl
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Showoff @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those look great! very rustic- i love the brackets!

Box Full of Pleasure said...

Great color :)

Rachel O. said...

They look fantastic! Awesome stain. I love it when you can DIY something for a fraction of the cost. You get to totally peronsalize it and make it look just the way you want.

Jenny Piirto said...

love these! they turned out great. They are so charming.

Hopping Along said...

These look great Jamie!! I definitely need a router now:-)

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Great DIY project! I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join!

Cher-Ann Texter said...

Really pretty!

Cher @ Designs by Studio C