Build: knock off wall shelves
Build your own beautiful wall shelves to fit your 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:
3. Sand, stain Minwax espresso and seal 3 coats Minwax Polycrylic satin:
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