Monday, February 18, 2013

DIY 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:



7 comments:

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

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  2. 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.

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

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

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  5. Great DIY project! I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-diyers-link-party.html

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  6. Really pretty!

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C
    http://designsbystudioc.com

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