Floating shelf designs have been around for years although they have not been seen often in homes. With the advent of the Internet, the ideas have exploded. Here is what we found online.
These beautiful floating shelves were built using plywood. Plywood!! It doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful. Build a few floating shelves (with plywood) and the free woodworking instructions available at the link.
Torsion Box shelves are a clever way to keep the weight down while building floating shelves. It involves using a thin layer of sheet goods on the top and bottom, held together by narrow strips of solid wood. Follow along at the link to see how to build them.
These floating bar shelves make a real statement in your bar or anywhere really in your home. Easy to do to! Follow along and build your own. You can make them live edge or not, up to you.
This floating shelf with drawer is very versatile and would be perfect for an entrance way for your keys or equally perfect at your bedside. Follow along at the link to see how to build and hang it.
Follow along as I build a shelf from stock lumber and crown molding. I actually bought some new material for this shelf. I needed a 2x6 and a 1x6.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a floating shelf with a drawer. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
Build this square floating ledge shelf using these free woodworking plans.
Build this wall mounted shelf. As you can see glass drawer pulls were used for pegs. Old door knobs are another option.
This is another one of those projects that will change depending on what size your pictures are, what type of molding you choose to use and other factors. I will just show you how I made mine and you can go from there.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a floating shelf with an optional drawer. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
Build a chunky floating shelf, perfect for seasonal decorating. It is easy to build too. Bonus! Build it using these free instructions.
In this article I will show you three different shelves and give you some useful advice about building your own. First is a floating shelf made from stacked moldings, second is stock crown with dentil molding, and last is stock crown with beaded backboard.
Build these book holders and mount them on the wall to free up precious floor space in a kids room.
This awesome floating shelf is perfect for the entryway with its hidden secret storage compartment for keys.
This is an easy build and mounted on the wall, these floating bookshelves are awesome. Here are the free plans.
This wall console floating shelf would come in handy beside a bed or just about anywhere you need a little extra shelf space. It would make a great charging station too. Here is how to build it.
Easy to build shelves that would be complimentary to any room. They have the look of a barn beam.
Crown molding can be used to create shelves of beauty. These wall shelves can display plates, trinkets, collections, knickknacks. Your wall mounted shelves will take a few hours time and a few special tools. These photos will show you how.
Here is how you create floating shelves when you have a solid piece of wood you wish to use.
Floating shelves such as these are easy to build and fun to decorate. Here is how to build them.
This versatile cherry shelf goes together in a few hours, and with a quick-drying finish you can have it on the wall in a day. The extra-wide top makes it perfect for vases, antiques and collectibles.
Floating shelves make a great beginner projectâ Very simple to cut and assemble! Here is how...
Build a set of corner floating shelves using these free instructions.
This shelf, measuring 12 x 60 x 2 Â inches thick is a box built from maple and birch which is then screwed into a support bracket fastened to the wall.
Add unexpected interest to your reading nook by building these open floating bookshelves. At the link you will find the free step-by-step instructions.
You can build these contemporary, floating shelves for displaying collectibles, photos or books from lightweight, inexpensive hollow-core doors.
These box shelves look as if they are hanging from the ceiling, but they are hung from the wall for added strength.
Follow along at the link and find out how to build and install these built-in floating shelves.
Build your own floating shelves using crown molding and this awesome free woodworking tutorial.
In this case, you will see how to build and install built-in floating shelves. Full instructions as well as a video.
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