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Easy DIY Barnwood Bookshelves

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Easy DIY Barnwood Bookshelves
Easy DIY Barnwood Bookshelves
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It's always nice to have a space to display pictures, keepsakes, or family heirlooms; and what better place than some homey DIY shelves? This Easy DIY Barnwood Bookshelves project will show you every step to installing your own rustic shelves for all your home decor crafts. These homemade bookshelves are so simple to install, just get some quality wood, L brackets, and screws to get started! Look to the DIY tutorial for full step-by-step instructions on how to install your own rustic DIY shelves. 

Note from the designer: "I wanted some very clean barnwood shelves for in my office so I got to work coming up with a plan to find hardware that I could easily hide. It turned out to be an easy project that provide ample room for all of my books!"

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Estimated CostUnder $10

Primary TechniqueWood Crafts

Occasion/ThemeWinter

Easy

Materials List

  • Barnwood - I used 2x6s for this project.
  • Steel L brackets
  • 1 1/2" drywall screws
  • 3" deck screws
  • Level, pencil and measuring tape
  • Stud finder

Instructions

  1. Start by locating your studs - depending on how long your shelves will be, I screwed my shelves to two.

  2. Determine how much space you want between the shelves - I put my at 17 inches a part, looking back at them now I wish I had put them at 14 inches instead.

  3. Using your level draw your lines where you want each shelf to be.

  4. Screw in your L brackets to your studs using the 3" screws.

  5. Place barnwood on top of the brackets - I pulled mine out from the wall a good 2" inches because a gap between the wall and the selves was no big deal to me and it increased the depth of the shelves for larger book storage. Screw up through the brackets into your shelf using the 1 1/2" screws. (Depending on the L brackets and screws you use you may need washers)

  6. You're done!

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I am now starting to get into the floating shelves craze (after living in the smallest of spaces for like... EVER). These look easy enough for me to do. Also, they're very minimalist which is just my style!

These shelves look great, and there's so much more room than my little book case. I might have to try this!

Oh I love floating shelves. What a pretty look.

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