How to Build DIY Floating Shelves 7 Different Ways

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. Continue Reading

How To: Make an Anthropologie-Inspired Swing Shelf


Anthropologie swing shelf
Photo: Anthropologie

When Jessica spotted Anthropologie’s Swing Shelf ($108), she knew she could DIY one for a fraction of the cost. She did…and for only $25. Supplies were minimal and included some sisal rope, some copper  pressure cups, gold spray paint, a slab of 8″ x 10″ wood, drill and bits and glue. (Honestly, if I checked my leftover stash right now, I probably have everything on hand to make one–or several, for that matter!) Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Triangle Shelves

DIY Triangle Shelves

This fun little project comes via the ladies over at A Beautiful Mess, combining the love of collectables, with the modern twist.


Printers trays are back in fashion (though avid collectors will say they’ve always been in style!), there is something rather special about showcasing our little treasures and keepsakes and these DIY shelves offer just the ticket.

You’ll find step-by-step instructions and photos at the link below.

DIY Triangle Shelves via A Beautiful Mess

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Make It: Easy DIY Honeycomb Shelves

created at: 01/08/2013

It’s projects like this that make me wish I had an endless length of empty wall space. While this is going on my ever-growing “someday” list, those of you who are looking for a clever shelving solution will definitely want to tackle this project!    

Sarah and Josh Rhodes recently shared the tutorial for this awesome DIY honeycomb shelving project on A Beautiful Mess — check it out!

Make It: Modern DIY Floating Planter Shelves

created at: 11/08/2012

There’s not a whole lot more that I love than the combo of walnut, succulents, and a pop of color. So, when (our very own Editor-in-Chief) Chris made these awesome DIY floating planter shelves, I flipped out — in a good way!     

created at: 11/08/2012

Chris shares the step-by-step process for making these bad boys over on our sister/brother site Man Made — check it out!

How To: DIY Rustic Industrial Shelves

DIY Rustic Industrial Shelves

The whole rustic industrial trend is pretty popular these days. And when the high end stores get in on the act, you know it’s here to stay. Inspired by pricey Restoration Hardware shelves, Shannon and Dean set out to DIY them and save a couple thousand bucks in the process.

DIY Restoration Hardware Rustic Industrial Shelves

Their DIY-version is built from reclaimed pallet wood that they sanded and stained and metal pieces Shannon and Dean had cut for them at a local Metal Supermarket. Continue Reading

Build Your Own Cupboard Shelving

created at: 01/18/2012

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.   Amy from The Idea Room scored big on some old lockers that she spruced up, but still had an empty space in need of shelves.  Continue Reading

Organize Your Space: DIY Craft Table

created at: 01/10/2012

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. Continue Reading

The “Crate” Outdoors

created at: 07/18/2011

Ok, so my title is ridiculously cheesy.  But really, taking crates and mounting them on the outside of your house?  Definitely more exciting.   Stacy of Not Just a Housewife used her crates as shelves for a little outdoor decor.  Hers were brand new, but repurposing old or vintage crates would be awesome too.  She reminds us to seal the wood since it is, after all, outside.

created at: 07/18/2011

This is such a “crate” idea!

Ok, I’ll stop.