The 10 Best Practical DIY Shelves

Looking for more storage space? Wall shelves are a simple solution. They blend form, function, and style and make any room work just a little harder.

1. Reclaimed Wood Floating Shelves

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It looks so vintage! We love the texture of the jute burlap material on the outside.

2. Corner Shelving System

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Instead of buying a pricy shelving system from a home store, you can buy shelving standards and poplar wood to make your own!

3. Hanging Bathroom Shelf

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For this project you'll need: whitewood or pine board, wood screws, Gorilla Wood Glue, Sisal Rope from your local hardware store, Cute hook (cute is not optional ;-))

4. Book Shelves

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The bookshelves themselves are actually pretty simple to make. You'll need five 10 ft boards of 1x4's, and five 6 ft of 1x2 boards.

5. DIY Wall Shelves

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These shelves are perfect for displaying your collectibles, photos, travel mementos or just about anything.

6. Fast and Easy Shelving

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What can be better than transform bare bathroom walls with functional and decorative crate shelving?

7. DIY Shelf with Hanging Storage Tutorial

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You'll need a plank for the top, a plank below the top (to get the layered look) and a plank for the vertical board. In order to get the right shelf depth for the brackets, you need a 10 inch deep plank.

8. Flat Wall Book Holders

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The whole project will take maybe an afternoon and most of it you'll spend waiting for the paint to dry.

9. Crown Molding Ledges

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Build your own crown molding ledges from solid wood and mdf crown to fit your space.

10. DIY Shelving with Cabot Stain

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The best solutions for odd spaces is shelving. With some Cabot stain, 1 x 8’s and a few brackets you can put together a fresh space.