Float with DIY Floating Shelves

The essence of the urban minimalist style is to make rooms appear larger and emptier than they are. So how about floating shelves? Confused about how to build floating shelves? Relax, we’ve got the easy DIY floating shelves for you.

How To Make Your Own Floating Shelves?

“Building your own furniture or customising existing pieces is one of the easiest ways to get the look that you want on a budget,” says Shannon Acheson (2020), author of “Home Made Lovely – Creating the Home You’ve Always Wanted”.

Fit shelving that appears to float in the air without any visible support system to create the illusion of open space. There are quite a few distinctive shelf support systems in the market that work very efficiently, so rather than ‘re-inventing the wheel’, the project demonstrates how to use one of the existing designs. The shelves come in a variety of sizes, with the one used here being the shortest. Choose a length that fits the proportions of your walls and the items you wish to display, as it is critical to maintain an open, uncluttered look.

Things Required For Floating Shelves DIY

Things Required for DIY Floating Shelves
  • Drill and the correct drill bit for your wall (masonry or plasterboard)
  • Floating shelf kit – including special fittings, screws and wall plugs
  • Pencil
  • Straight edge with spirit level
  • Tape measure/long ruler
  • Wall plugs and screws

The Step-By-Step Process

01. The first step in creating floating wooden shelves is determining the best location for the shelf.  Then, measure and mark it on the wall with a pencil.

Measure and Mark Position for Floating Shelves

02. The second step is to raise the wall support and check it with the spirit level. Mark the correct position.

Check with Spirit Level

03. Attach the wall support in the third step, making sure that the screws are firmly attached.

Firmly Attach Wall Support with Screws

04. Finally, secure the shelf to the wall supports. You can colour or varnish the floating shelves to match your interiors, but wooden texture will suffice.

Fix the Shelf

Tell us, aren’t these DIY floating shelves magical because they’re so simple to install fit and a minimalist’s dream?

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Author Bio

Huta Raval – An English Literature and Journalism Topper, Huta Raval has graduated from the L D Arts College, Ahmedabad. Post serving for 23 years in the NBFC and Public Library Sectors her desire for ‘writing the unwritten’ brought her to the creative field of content writing. Her clientele comprises of NGOs, Blogging Platforms, Newspapers, Academic Institutions, et al.

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