DIY Floating Shelf Tutorial | How to Do It Yourself

DIY Floating Shelf Tutorial | How to Do It Yourself

How To Build A Simple Wall Shelves With Wood And Plywood?

The first thing you need to do is decide what kind of wall shelf you want. You can use any type of wood for your shelves. If you are looking for something cheap then pine or cedar would work well too. However if you are looking for something more expensive then oak, walnut, cherry or other types of hardwoods will be better.

You could use plywood instead of wood but it won’t look as nice and it might not last as long. So before you start building your shelves make sure you have chosen the right material.

If you are going to use plywood then there is no need to worry about nails since they don’t usually get damaged during installation anyway.

Now that you have decided which materials you want to use, the next step is choosing where to place them. There are many different ways to arrange your shelves so choose one that suits your needs best. For example, if you plan on putting them near the door then put them at the back of the room. Or if you want them higher up in case someone knocks on it then put them high enough so they aren’t visible from outside.

For this project you will need the following materials:


Plywood or pine boards (amount depends on how many shelves you want to build)

Nails, screws, wood glue (regular and wood)

Wall anchors and screws (if you are using plywood)

How To Build It:

Begin by cutting down your board(s) to the desired size.

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