16 EASY AND STYLISH DIY FLOATING SHELVES & WALL SHELVES

I love the look of open wall shelves and floating shelves. They are super good looking, functional and DIY friendly.

Cabinets are much more labor and material intensive. If you have a blank wall and a need for extra storage, wall shelves can be just attractive yet much easier to build than cabinets!

16 easy tutorials on building beautiful floating shelves and wall shelves for your home! Check out all the gorgeous brackets, supports, finishes and design inspirations! - A Piece Of Rainbow

There are many ways to build wall shelves. Here is a collection of 16 inspiring DIY tutorials with detailed steps and many great variations on choosing brackets, supports, materials and finishes!

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We will start with floating shelves first. These types of wall shelves are very popular because there is no visible hanging hardware and the shelves really look like they are floating. ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )

1, 2, 3 & 4. Hidden inner frames

One of the ways to support floating shelves is to use hidden inner frames. Sources:  Shades of Blue Interiors | Young House Love | Shanty 2 Chic | Desert Domicile

16 easy tutorials on building beautiful floating shelves and wall shelves for your home! Check out all the gorgeous brackets, supports, finishes and design inspirations! - A Piece Of Rainbow

First build hidden inner frames with 1x2s, and screw the frame to the wall studs. A magnetic stud finder is a great tool to help you find studs.

Attach the top, bottom and side panels of the shelves to the frames withwood screwsand /or wood glue . When everything is put together, each shelf would look like one chunky piece of solid wood.

16 easy tutorials on building beautiful floating shelves and wall shelves for your home! Check out all the gorgeous brackets, supports, finishes and design inspirations! - A Piece Of Rainbow

Paint the shelves white for a refreshing look, or stain them a darker color for a more traditional feel.

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5 & 6. Got to Love Crates

Crate make great floating shelves. Sources: Natural Interiors by Ali Hanan | Soul Style

16 easy tutorials on building beautiful floating shelves and wall shelves for your home! Check out all the gorgeous brackets, supports, finishes and design inspirations! - A Piece Of Rainbow

You can either screw them directly into the wall, or use D Rings hangers like these or keyhole hangers to hang them. Always remember to check weight limits!

7 & 8. French Cleat in Two Ways

A French Cleat is a linear bracket capable of supporting lots of weight.

You can purchase a metal French Cleat like this one, or make one with wood like shown below.  Sources: Lumberjocks | Domestic Doozie

16 easy tutorials on building beautiful floating shelves and wall shelves for your home! Check out all the gorgeous brackets, supports, finishes and design inspirations! - A Piece Of Rainbow

We all know how heavy pallets are. A French cleat is a great solution for hanging a pallet shelf!

The next group of wall shelves are bracket shelves and hanging shelves.

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