How to Make a DIY Wood Shelf

2 Materials
2 Hours

We've completed part 1 of our entry makeover, but part 2 was to add a DIY wood shelf. Not only would a shelf help fill that lonely wall, but since we don’t have room for an entry-way table of any kind, it would act as that handy dandy spot to stash keys, sunglasses, and other on-the-go stuff. Does anyone else have a really narrow space they feel they need to fill? Yes!!! Ok, here's what we did to create a really simple shelf:
Since our entryway is a pretty tight squeeze, we needed a fairly narrow shelf. We grabbed a piece of 2×4 at the hardware store and got to work on cutting it to size. DIY Dan also rounded the corners a bit to try and prevent any future running into the shelf pain (mostly for his clumsy wife).
Then I gave it a quick sand and coat of my fave stain (dark walnut by Varathane).
Then that handy hubby of mine came in for all things hanging. Made sure it was level…
To see the rest of the steps on how to hang this sleek and simple wood shelf and create some timeless brackets, head to the full tutorial here.
Then you can fully appreciate how my entry way went from this:
To this:

Suggested materials:

  • 2 by 4  (hardware store)
  • Stain  (hardware store)

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