Custom wood floating shelves for modern home organizing

Custom wood floating shelves for modern home organizing
Custom wood floating shelves for modern home organizing

There is an unwritten belief that an organized home is a happy home. Who would not want to live in a house where everything is in its place and where you can find the stuff you are looking for easily? Plus, tidiness gives you a relaxing and comfortable feeling because, at the end of the day, you will always be staying at your home, sweet home.


You can effortlessly do these by following organization ideas available online or simply getting inspired by Marie Kondo. This can be done at least once a year or if you wish, more frequently. Just choose which things to add and subtract from your life, err, from your home as well as knowing which one could help maximize the space in your home.


Speaking of maximizing space, included in the home organization hacks that you need to try today is custom wood floating shelves. As one of the contemporary home organizing must-haves, custom wood floating shelves is definitely an additional aesthetic. For some of the best custom wood floating shelves, check out www.iirntree.com


Why buy when you can have it DIY? Creating your own custom wood floating shelves is just easy. This is a striking way to display your collections—books, indoor plants, and other mementos. Moreover, it adds character to your room as you show your favorite stuff.


How to build custom wood floating shelves

The good news is that you do not have to shell out a huge amount of bucks to have these because you read it right, you can have it DIY! Read on and be guided on the process of creating custom wood floating shelves in just 5 quick and simple steps.


In half a day, excluding the drying time, you can complete these for your walls at home. Let us get this woodworking now!


For a more tailored custom wood floating shelves, you will need the following according to the Real Simple website:

  • 2” x 10” pine board
  • Miter saw or circular saw
  • Hand or bench router with a dado router bit
  • ½” paddle bit
  • Drill press (optional)
  • Sandpaper (medium grit)
  • Cloth (2 or 3)
  • Stain or paint
  • Polyurethane (optional)
  • Paintbrush
  • BIGTEDDY-Adjustable Blind Shelf Floating Support Invisible Brackets this link opens in a new tab
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Level

Step 1: Cut your board according to the size that you want.

Buy a large piece of wood. Using a miter or circular saw, cut it into smaller sections. The size may vary depending on where in your home you are planning to hang them.


Step 2: Create a notch at the back of each shelf.

To accommodate the hardware, notch the back of every shelf through a hand router. Using the recommended tools, the notch must be 1/2” deep as per the instructions. Take note that you will need the notched back so when hanging the shelves, the hardware must not create a gap in between the wall and the shelf.


Step 3: Drill the holes in the wood.

This can be done in a few ways. If you are unsure of creating straight holes, begin with using the paddle bit for accuracy then finish the drilling using a drill press. If you are using a hand drill, use the paddle bit in creating 4-inch deep holes where the hardware will slide into place.


Step 4: Sand and stain (or paint) the wood.

Smoothen all the rough edges of each shelf using sandpaper. After wiping off sawdust, apply the paint. Depending on the look you want to achieve, you can choose clean white, weathered, or more rustic floating shelves. Do these in a well-ventilated area. If you are applying stain, ensure that you have wiped off the excess stain then let each coat dry until you have reached your desired finish. If you wanted the stained shelves to look glossy, cover it with a coat of polyurethane lacquer. Let them dry completely.


Step 5: Install the wood shelves.

Hang the wood shelves once they get dry. Start putting your stuff into place.


Congratulations, you are done with your custom wood floating shelves! Not only you accomplished building budget-friendly shelves but you also created it exactly the way you want. Now, reap the benefits of this home project of yours!

With these steps, we guess that you are considering creating a new one.