If you enjoy taking on DIY projects around your home and are confident that you can build a sturdy yet chic looking shelf, simply continue reading to discover a few helpful tips on building your first DIY shelf.
Tips on building your first DIY shelf:
1. Consider installing modern floating shelves
If you want to add shelves that suit a home which boasts a contemporary, modern aesthetic, you may want to seriously consider installing modern floating shelves in your home. As floating shelves don’t feature brackets and are designed to give the illusion that your shelves are simply suspended in the air against your wall.
2. Think about creating a pegboard shelf
Pegboard shelves are a creative option, which may interest you if you’d like to have the flexibility to change the width and size of your shelves, over time, to incorporate items which boast varying dimensions.
As an example, while you may originally use your pegboard shelf as a bookshelf, with small shelves, you’ll be able to move some of the large wooden pegs which make up your pegboard shelf in order to fit larger items on your makeshift shelves such as a tall vase or a pot plant.
3. A frame shelves
If you like the idea of installing A frame shelves without being an expert carpenter, you’re in luck as you can easily build A frame shelves for your home using a couple of A frame ladders. Which you’ll use as the basic frame for your A frame shelves. Once you have three A frame ladders, you’ll be able to balance wooden boards between all three of your ladders to create a simple A frame ladder based shelving unit.
4. Fun rope shelves
If you love whimsical looking decor items, you may be interested in installing DIY shelves which hang from ropes, like a swing. Just be sure not to overload your rope shelves with heavy items. If you don’t have much experience with DIY projects, you may find that this particular project may be ideally suited to your skillset. As it’s hard to mess up building a rope based shelf.
5. Corner shelves
If you want to make use out of the space in the corners of your room, you may want to find out how to create handy corner shelves. Which you may want to decorate with your book collection or some of your favorite plants.
6. Crate based shelves
Did you know that you can repurpose unwanted used crates as brand new shelves that are guaranteed to be a great conversation starter?
As an example, you may want to place three crate based shelves on top of one another, in your bathroom to hold your toiletries. If your bathroom has a color scheme such as a predominantly white aesthetic, you may even want to spray paint your crates white, before you hang them up on your wall.
So if your home could do with a couple of new DIY shelves, it’s well worth selecting the DIY shelving project listed above, which best suits your home’s requirements and your DIY skillset.