Are you a fan of tidy space? Are you looking for a way to tidy up the space? Both questions have one answer; shelves. You could keep many items and put them on display. Next time you need them, you don’t have to pull different drawers. It will be even better to have customized shelves, so you could have preferred size.
1. FLOATING SHELF WITH DRAWERS
Modern shelf design includes the floating version. You won’t see any sides, simply a base drilled into the wall. To make it even more practical, a big furniture shop offers new innovation by adding drawers. It means you have double storage; on top of the board and inside the drawers. Isn’t that great?
First thing you need to do is completing the puzzle pieces. Get these parts finished; the board for the wall support, the drawers and the floating shelf. The final product of floating shelf resembles incomplete box; you have top, bottom and short sides covered. Make sure the size of hollow sides could fit the supporting board.
As for the drawers, it is better to start after the floating shelf is done. This way, you will be able to get perfect measurement. Instead of using reclaimed wood, you could use plywood. Save the rustic wood to the front part. After you finished the puzzle, put all pieces together.
2. CRATE SHELVES
Some of you might hesitate to do DIY project because of minimum skill in wood crafting. If this is your problem, then you already have a solution. Instead of making things from scratch, you can take a piece and upgrade it into something useful. For example, a used crate could be upgraded to pretty shelves. It takes minimum effort and skill.
Inspect your crate carefully. You are going to make a shelf, so the surface should be smooth. Use sand-grid paper to help you with this job. Make sure one side is not covered, so you could put things in it. If you don’t like the colour of natural wood, paint it.
How do you get the crate attached to the wall? Forget about the drill. You have picture hanging strips. This product is usually used to hang pictures on the wall. Since crate is heavier than picture frame, pick one with “industrial strength” or “heavy duty” label. Follow the instructions and you are good to go.
3. SHELVES WITH VINTAGE HOOKS
Looking for new idea for bathroom shelves? If you love vintage concept, then this idea is for you. The materials needed to make the shelves are not difficult to find. You only need rustic board and vintage window hook. For better statement, you need unique hook instead of the regular ones.
Next, measure the height for the shelves. Install the hook on the wall, make sure it is even and not tilted. Lock the hook on the board. Make sure it won’t easily slip out. Short hook will force you to lock it on the edges, which make the board flips down. To solve it, glue the board to the board. Keep in mind not to put heavy objects on it.
Long hook will allow you to lock the board in the centre. This way, you don’t have to adjust the board. It will automatically hold up. You only need to bring some items to display. Bottle of bath salt and aromatic oil are good items for your new bathroom shelves.
4. ROPE SHELVES
Drilling board shelves into the wall has its own disadvantages. First, you need to arrange the items to fit the available space. Should you buy something bigger, wider or taller, then you cannot put them on the board shelves. Second, removing these drilled shelves comes together with wall reparation. It means more money to spend.
For you who constantly want to remodel or rearrange things, use rope shelves. You only need wooden board, drill, ropes and hook. Make sure the wooden board has similar size. Drill two holes on each side, approximately 5 inches from the edges. Repeat the process for all boards.
Install the hook on the wall. You might use one or two hooks. Keep in mind that two hooks supports the shelves better. Grab the rope and put it on the hook; one rope for each hook. Bring the board and let the rope go through the holes. Measure the height and make a knot. Repeat the process with the remaining boards.
5. PEG BOARD SHELVES
This is another option for you who loves to rearrange things. It takes a little more effort to finish the project, but the result is amazing. This DIY process needs drilling skill. Don’t worry too much; there are tools to help you through the process. Before you start, grab plywood, pegboard, dowel, nails, hammer and drill.
First job is measuring the area for peg board shelves. Then you need to mark the drilling points. Use peg board to guide you. If you are using the original measurement, the holes will be too close. Next job is drilling. There is commercial tool for this purpose. It is called jig. You can make your own by creating L wood and the vertical holder.
Before installing the peg board, you need to get support board ready. Nail the peg board to the support board. Apply putty to cover the nail head. Now you are ready to arrange your shelves. Make sure to give room for dowel box.
6. LADDER SHELVES
Make something unique from your wood stock! This ladder shelves could be a great start. Its process is easy to follow. First, you need to make two ladder steps. Connect one end with bending hinges. This way, you could make A shape with your DIY ladder.
Now grab several boards and stack them on the ladder steps. You may start from the top, putting the shortest board available. When you go to bottom ladder, slip the longer board. After you finish, you can put many items on top of the boards. This ladder has sturdy frame, so you could put a heavy item as well.