Build a Hanging Wall Shelf Easily Build a Hanging Wall Shelf Easily
A hanging wall shelf can also be referred to as a floating wall shelf, and it is a shelf with no support beams underneath. The mounting brackets come from the wall and go inside the shelves, to make the shelf steady and stable.
Step 1 – Shelf Measurements
This shelf will measure 12 by 6 by 2 inches, you can alter these measurements to your own personal tastes. The top and bottom of the shelf will measure 12 by 6 inches, the side pieces will measure 6 by 2 inches and the front piece will measure 12 by 5 inches.
Step 2 – Make the Shelf
Cut out the pieces of wood measured in Step 1 with a circular saw. Glue the front piece of wood to the 2 side pieces. This will make a C shape. Next, glue a sheet of wood to the top and the bottom of the C shape design. This creates a box with 1 open end that will be flush against the wall once installed.
Step 3 – Secure it
Using the nail gun, put 1 nail at each point that 2 pieces of wood join together. This makes the structure stronger than glue alone.
Step 4 – Mount Shelf
With 4 inches screws, screw a piece of wood into the wall that is 10 by 2 by 1 inches thick, this will be the mount. Slide the shelf onto the mount and secure it with a screw at every 2 inches interval. Now you have your hanging wall shelf.