How To Build A Recessed Wall Shelf
You can also use glue and a pin nailer if you don’t have a pocket hole jig or if you’re looking to save some time. I like to use the pocket hole jig because it’s stronger and hides all nail/screw holes. I am in the process of getting mine hung. Love this idea been working on it a while. Once my shelves are up I plan on using your idea.
Wish you could build magazine-worthy furniture and decor without a workshop full of expensive tools? Get the Essential Tools Roadmap and find out which tools are essential to DIY and which 3 tools you should start with. First we’re talk about how to build these beautiful closet shelves, then we’ll talk about actually installing them. Want to build magazine-worthy furniture and decor? Third, we got to add more storage (and who doesn’t need more storage).
You may even decide that there is a blank wall in your home that could use some shelving or a closet that could get redone after seeing these shelf designs. We managed to finish this project in a couple of hours, so it shouldn’t be hard to build wall shelves, if you have a plan before start working. Do not assume you will figure it out during the project, because things just don’t work like that.
To finish off the closet shelves, add strips of 1″x2″ poplar to the front of each shelf and cubby divider. Use a few finishing nails to hold each piece in place. I built the rest of the shelves using MDF. This was actually my first time using MDF instead of plywood and it was perfect.
Especially with this floating version as it is large and can hold a ton of items. If you are storing sleeping bags or bowling balls, you will need to adapt accordingly and make sure your shelf is in it for the long haul. Nail or glue the next cleat into place on the first vertical support panel. Check that the opposite side will be level by placing the shelf board on the now attached cleat and bringing over to the mark on the opposite vertical support panel.