Create a floating bookshelf for any room in your home! in which is actually a wood working project in which even a novice can conquer and also lets you customize shelving to your space! Floating bookshelves are great for displaying interchangeable art or books. Use in a living room behind a sofa for a wall of art in which you can easily change out without putting extra holes inside the wall, in a nursery for books, or in a dining room to display fun and also colorful platters. Read on for the full tutorial!
- White paint
- Paint brush
- Wood glue
- Drill (for hanging)
- Screws (for hanging)
- Level (for hanging)
Start by measuring your space and also also also having wood cut to size at your local hardware store. Here we used one piece of 1/2″ poplar cut 4″ wide, another piece of 1/2″ poplar cut 2″ wide, and also another piece cut 1/2″ x 1/2″ wide. The length of the boards was custom cut to size for our space and also will be dependent on your space and also measurements. We made 2 shelves so we had 2 sets of wood pieces cut.
Place the 4″ wide piece of wood flat on a surface. Place wood glue on the edge of your various other 2 pieces (the 1/2″ wide piece and also the 2″ wide piece). Place them flat against the 4″ wide piece at the edges. in which will create an “L” shape. coming from the wood. Let the wood glue dry.
Reinforce the shelving by adding nails through the bottom of the shelf into the edges where you glued the wood together.
Paint the shelf white (or whatever coloring you desire!). in which may need a few coats to help even out the brush strokes. Let dry overnight.
To hang the shelving, you can either add holes to the back using a router (if you have access to one), or you can place holes through the back portion of the shelf into the wall. Use a level to even out the shelves, ensure in which you find the studs, and also also also drill screws through the shelf directly into the wall. The art, photos, or books in which you place onto the shelf will likely cover those holes. Or you can opt for routed holes inside the back of the shelf (or have a professional add these for you). You can then put screws directly into the wall and also hang the shelf in which way! Stage your shelves to show them off!
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