How to Make Your Own Shelves



1 Wood & Leather Suspended Shelf. Wood & Leather Suspended Shelf: Claire here! And today I’m bringing you a DIY project that’s so simple, I’m wondering why I didn’t attempt it sooner. I don’t know if you have ever seen this beautiful piece by Lightly, but my frie… (via Camille Styles)

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2 Distressed Wood Shelves

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Distressed Wood Shelves: Get the look of distressed wooden shelves without the hefty price tag with this simple Ikea hack DIY version! (via Sugar & Cloth)

3 Slanted Shelving Unit

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Slanted Shelving Unit (via Scandi Home)

4 Stacked End Table Shelf

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Stacked End Table Shelf: I hauled this Roadkill Rescue all the way home from Atlanta! We spent Christmas in Atlanta this year and my Grandpa and Grandma had more than just a gift for me – they gave me an old rickety table… (via Infarrantly Creative)

5 Pallet Shelf

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Pallet Shelf (via Ana White)

6 Picture Shelves

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Picture Shelves: Happy Monday! So, this is not a new project and I’m sure many of you have seen it before, but I love it so much that I want to share! If they look familiar, you probably saw Whitney’s version HERE! She made them for her little boys room and I LOVE them so much that {…Read More…} (via Shanty 2 Chic)

7 Industrial Shelves

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Industrial Shelves: Today, I am going to show you how to build industrial shelves.This was a new experience for me, so I just learned as I went along. But first let me show you the inspiration that got my wheels a turning for this project. Boys Room Shelves @Jessica Kraus on A Beautiful Mess I had considered doing pallet wood walls, but when I saw that picture last year, I KNEW that I wanted to build something like it that in Jonathan and Lukes room. Their room is a long, narrow room, and each side of the room is their space.When we were building the walls in their room, {a veeeerrrrry long time ago} we covered one wall on each side with faux brick paneling from Lowes. { Read More } (via Beneath My Heart)

8 Corner Shelves

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Corner Shelves (via A Home West)

9 Rustic Wall Storage Bins

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Rustic Wall Storage Bins: Need a great way to add storage to your home in a fun a funky way? Try building these Rustic Wall Storage Bins! (via Remodelaholic)

10 Repurposed Door Shelf

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Repurposed Door Shelf: Door repurposed bookshelf made from a vintage door. You can’t buy furniture like this! (via My Repurposed Life)

11 Shelving Unit: 2 Ways

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Shelving Unit: 2 Ways: Sometimes you need a little extra storage in a room. Going vertical can help maximize space but it can be hard to find a bookshelf or cart in the specific dimensions your space requires. My favorite solution is to build something myself! You can use the steps in this tutorial to create a short end table, a medium cart, or a tall bookshelf in a variety of widths and depths…. (via A Beautiful Mess)

12 Easy Window Box Shelves

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Easy Window Box Shelves: DIY Shelves – Check out these unique DIY Shelves you can make on the cheap. (via Saving the Family Money)

13 Magazine Holder Corner Shelf

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Magazine Holder Corner Shelf: Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more (via Design Sponge)

14 Door Shelf

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Door Shelf: Learn how to turn an old door into a corner door shelf! Great way to reuse an old door and decorate that empty corner. A Great DIY! (via Craftaholics Anonymous)

15 Book Shelves

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Book Shelves: Here’s a clever new use for old books: Make your own book shelves in three simple steps. (via Real Simple)

16 Antique Ladder Shelf

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Antique Ladder Shelf (via Dandelion Express)

17 Shoe Box Shelves

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Shoe Box Shelves: description (via Crème de la Craft)

18 Wine Bottle Shelves

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Wine Bottle Shelves (via zero-waste design)

19 Solid Wood Shelves

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Solid Wood Shelves: Simple and elegant wall shelves and modular shelving, made of wood lumber leftovers, inspire attractive home decorating ideas and DIY projects for decorating empty walls or floor corners. Recycling wo (via Lush Home)

20 Shelf with Hanging Storage

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Shelf with Hanging Storage (via Maiden D’Shade)

21 Entryway Shelf + Hooks

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Entryway Shelf + Hooks: I was so proud of myself for building that shelf (see how I did it here, if you missed yesterday s post). Next up was getting it on the wall. I was so excited to replace the dinky little peg rail we ve had in our entryway since we moved in over a year ago. Living Well on the Cheap)

22 Chunky Wooden Floating Shelves

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Chunky Wooden Floating Shelves (via Desert Domicile)

23 Painted Shelves

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Painted Shelves (via Design Love Fest)

24 Industrial Modern Floating Shelves

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Industrial Modern Floating Shelves: Do you love built-ins? Me too. Do you have a spot for them in your house? Me neither. So whats a girl to do? Hmmmm. I think you know where this is going. Today I am going to teach you how to build industrial modern floating shelves. They are AMAZING and SO easy. I mean [] (via Vintage Revivals)

25 Wine Shelves

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Wine Shelves: Hey guys! Recently, our friends at Ryobi Tools challenged us to come up with a cheap and easy wine rack to be featured on Ryobi Nation. We love a good challenge like this! So Here is how our Shanty Wine Rack turned out Today we will be showing you all how to make this simple {…Read More…} (via Shanty 2 Chic)

26 Paint Bucket Shelves

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Paint Bucket Shelves (via Oh Oh Blog)

27 Floating Corner Shelves

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Floating Corner Shelves: Using shelving is a great way to organize and de-clutter a space… I know, I know. Such ground-breaking information. Don’t write me off yet; I want to show you how to make some clean shelving that appears to have no brackets (i.e., floating shelves). You can make them for less than 100 bucks, and the hardest part is figuring out what you’re going to put on them when you’re finished…. (via A Beautiful Mess)

28 Branch Swing Shelves

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Branch Swing Shelves: In addition to working on garden projects outside, I often find myself bringing the outdoors in. Whether its through terrariums, coat racks, or coasters, the garden provides much inspiration for indoor decor. Given my evident dedication to all things nature, it wasn’t much of leap for me to choose a woodland theme to decorate the nursery. I went all out … (via Garden Therapy)

29 Tetris Shelves

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Tetris Shelves: Want more geeky videogame inspired decor? Make your own DIY Tetris shelves. (via Our Nerd Home)

30 Rustic Bathroom Shelving

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Rustic Bathroom Shelving: So today, I’m revealing our new Rustic DIY Bathroom Shelving. (via Design Dining and Diapers)

31 Hexagon Shelf

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Hexagon Shelf: I love hexagons, whether in a honeycomb, on a quilt, or in this case as a wall shelf. Bringing the hexagon trend to your humble abode is easier (via Jennifer Perkins)

32 Pink Ombre Shelves

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Pink Ombre Shelves (via Ducklings in a Row)

33 Copper Peg Shelves

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Copper Peg Shelves: Hey guys!! So Ashy’s room is in full swing and I am loving the way that it is turning out, but most importantly she is loving the way that it is turning out, which makes me love it even more! I love when you stumble across something that just strikes a chord with you (tell [] (via Vintage Revivals)

34 Unique Drawer Shelves

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Unique Drawer Shelves: If you have some old dresser drawers that aren’t being used, hang them on the wall and you’ve got great looking drawer shelves. (via Remodelaholic)

35 Nursery Room – Book Shelves

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Nursery Room – Book Shelves (via Kara’s Korner)

36 Chalkboard Cubby Shelf

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Chalkboard Cubby Shelf (via Ana White)

37 Pegboard Shelves

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Pegboard Shelves: As DIY projects go, this is one of my favorites. A photo of one popped up here on Apartment Therapy last year, and it’s been in my crosshairs ever since. I love this shelving system because it’s simple, yet pretty, and can be configured in multiple ways. It’s also very easy to make, with a little precision and patience. Here’s how: (via Apartment Therapy)

38 Pipe Shelves

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Pipe Shelves (via The Brick House)

39 Honeycomb Shelves

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Honeycomb Shelves: Sarah and her handy husband Josh recently created this beautiful honeycomb style shelving unit for their home. This project is a little bit more involved because of the tools, but stick with it and you’re going to have some amazing shelves. This DIY will make a three-comb shelf, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to make more combs to add to it. Supplies needed: A… (via A Beautiful Mess)

40 Ladder Shelves

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Ladder Shelves: . Today, I have a great tutorial for you from Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl. Brittany wanted the look of the Studio Wall Shelves from Pottery Barn, but didnt want to spend$299 to achieve it, so she fashioned her own out of a ladder found at Habitat for Humanity Restore. Brittany is a girl (via Centsational Girl)

41 Hanging Shelf

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Hanging Shelf: Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more (via Design Sponge)

42 Ledge Shelf

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Ledge Shelf: Free plans to help anyone build simple, stylish furniture at large discounts from retail furniture. All woodworking plans are step by step, and include table plans, bed plans, desk plans and bookshelf plans. Thousands of readers are saving by building their own home furnishings. (via Ana White)

43 Leaning Shelf

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Leaning Shelf: Use this simple-to-build hardwood display shelf to hold books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. (via Lowes)

44 Reclaimed Wood Shelves

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Reclaimed Wood Shelves (via Keeping It Cozy)

45 Standing Bookshelf

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Standing Bookshelf (via Girl in Air)

46 Easy Floating Shelves

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Easy Floating Shelves: These shelves are handsome, easy to build and inexpensive. And they’re strong even though they have no visible supports. They appear to float on the wall, no clunky hardware or brackets. We made them from only two parts half of a hollow core door and a 2×4. (via Family Handyman)

47 Modular Shelves

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Modular Shelves (via alightdelight)

48 Crutch Shelf

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Crutch Shelf (via Mamie Jane’s)

49 Rustic Log Shelves

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Rustic Log Shelves: Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more (via Design Sponge)

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Skateboard Shelves: These DIY Skateboard Shelves are a fun and creative alternative to normal shelving, and can be done for under $30. (via The Crafted Sparrow)

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