DIY Triangle Shelf With Hooks

Pamela Del
by Pamela Del
4 Materials
1 Hour

These DIY triangle shelves are great for keeping a small space organized & cute! Now I can add these cute shelves to my finished DIY projects!

What You’ll Need for DIY Triangle Shelf


  • Miter Saw
  • Nail Gun
  • Sander/Sandpaper
  • Tape Measure


  • (1) 1 x 5 x 6′ Pine 
  • Wood Glue
  • 1″ Brad Nails
  • Wood Stain or paint
  • Screw Hooks

How To Make A Triangle Floating Shelf :

1. Set your miter saw to a 30-degree angle

2. Cut the very tip off your board so you have a 30-degree angle, flip your board & cut again 12″ down. 

3. Repeat this until you have 3 pieces that are 12″ long with 30-degree cuts on each end.

4. Set up your triangle, glue & nail together. 

5. Once you have your triangle put together, measure where you want your shelf to be. Cut another piece with 30 degree angles that size.

6. Next, glue & nail shelf into place. 

7. Screw hooks into the bottom of the shelf (mine are approx 2″ apart), to make this quicker you can drill a pilot hole. Take out screw hooks (replace after staining is complete)

8. Sand out all rough edges & the entire shelf to prepare for staining. 

9. Pick your favorite stain & stain!

**You can add your favorite hanging hardware but I’ve just used a nail/screw in the wall with hanging it in the top angle**

This is a highly customizable DIY that can be painted instead of stained, easily made to any size & you can even add a shelf to the interior by measuring and cutting another piece with 30-degree angles again. We even added some flat lego pieces to a few shelves that are perfect for displaying my son’s favorite lego figurines or little creations he makes & would like to display! I like to order  LEGO-compatible baseplates from Amazon, for DIYs like this & cut them down to size. 

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  • William William on Mar 04, 2021

    Nice looking shelves. I make triangle flag frames/boxes. Same process. Angles are a little different. As long as the angles equal to 90 everything will fit.

    • Pamela Del Pamela Del on Mar 06, 2021

      Yes! I've done some like that too! Such possibilities with simple cuts!