Alright, let’s talk about some home decor absolute must haves. For me, one of the top 10 must haves are floating shelves. I love them! I don’t know what took me so long to install them, maybe it’s because I’ve been consumed by so many other projects and I knew that installing floating shelves would be easy. So, recently when I was creating a home office, I knew that I needed to have a small floating shelf. I figured this would be a perfect opportunity to share with you how I installed it.
I will say, I think it’s a great idea to have Home Depot cut your wood if you’re not comfortable using a hand saw. I figured since I needed to purchase wood, I’d have them cut mine. It made this project even easier 😉 This is actually the second shelf I’ve installed and will show you the longer one I installed in my kitchen at the end of this DIY.
I know there are many ways to install these floating beauties but I prefer the no hardware being visible method. So, this DIY will show you how I installed the shelf using floating shelf rod brackets. You will not see any hardware and they’re very easy to install too. I think the only challenging part for me was ensuring I drilled the holes on the wood straight without drilling them at an angle. Using a drillblock made drilling a straight hole much easier for me. You don’t need to use one if you’re good at drilling straight holes.
I used self drilling drywall screws to secure my brackets but if at all possible, ensure you drill and secure your brackets into studs. When I know I’m doing small projects that aren’t going to hold heavy items, I use the anchors. I’ve never had problems, yet LOL
Alright, let’s get building!