These DIY floating shelves appear to "float" on the wall because the hardware is hidden from sight. They're a little more complicated to build than a traditional wall shelf, but still a great project for a beginner builder.
You can use these DIY floating shelves anywhere in your home from the bathroom to the living room. They make a great home for decorative items and books but built on a larger scale, they're also great to use for general storage.
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This DIY floating shelves project builds some classic shelves that would look great in any room in your home. This tutorial takes you through the whole process from start to finish, including how to get a white oak color on the finished shelves.
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Put a twist on the traditional floating shelves with these hexagon and triangle shelves. They're a unique shape that really adds some interest to any space in your house. The best part is, they are extremely budget-friendly and you can build them for under $10 each.
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Floating shelves are a great solution for a space like a laundry room. The process for building these is a little different than other tutorials, but I found it to be really easy to follow. You can also easily change the dimensions given here to make some to fit perfectly in your own space.
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This hoop shelf is another great example of how you can take something ordinary and make it unique. This is built as a floating shelf with dividers above and below the actual shelf. The whole shelf is then wrapped with DPI board to create the hoop.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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This floating shelf is perfect for a bathroom. The single wood shelf can hold decorative items or necessities. Hanging from the shelf is two loops of leather, which are great for holding rolled up towels. This might be just the solution you're looking for if you're short on storage space in your bathroom.
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This floating shelf is used to build one that can be used for a mantel underneath a TV. It builds a nice large shelf that would also look great over a fireplace or anywhere in your home where you really want to add a substantial shelf.
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Give your bathroom the refresh it deserves with this free plan for a DIY floating shelf that covers a circular mirror. Even if you don't want to include the mirror in the project, you can use the basic building directions to make this floating shelf and put it anywhere you'd like.
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If you have an alcove or a wall niche, you can take that seemingly unusable area and create a place to store books, show off your knick-knacks, or for anything else you'd like to put on a shelf.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Create a unique floating shelf with this plan for one made out of a pallet. This tutorial takes you through the process of taking apart and reassembling the pallet to make it into a shelf. Here it's used as a charging station, but you could use the shelf for anything you like. It would especially look cute in a kitchen. It's also a great budget project because you can often get pallets for free.
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This unique floating shelf is so small that all it requires is a few magnets to keep it securely fastened to the wall. It's also such an easy project that will take you just five minutes to make from start to finish. In addition to written directions, there's also a video to help you with this simple project.