How to Build a Simple Shelf

$50
2 Hours
Easy

By Renae Frey


This shelf is simple, easy to build and affordable. All it takes are some wood, some corbels and you’re on your way!

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Welcome! I am so glad that you are here. I always enjoy our time together. Do you need more storage space but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Consider building your own shelf! This blog post will show you how to build a simple shelf that is sturdy and stylish. Best of all, it won’t cost you a lot of money. So, grab some tools and get started! Today, I am sharing How to Build a Simple Shelf. Come on, I’ll show you.

How to Build a Simple Shelf

If you’re looking for an easy weekend project, consider building a simple shelf. This tutorial will show you how to build a shelf that is both sturdy and stylish. Best of all, it doesn’t require any fancy tools or materials – just a few basic supplies from your local hardware store. So what are you waiting for? Start building your own shelf today!


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How to Build a Simple Shelf

If you are like me, then you are always looking for ways to maximize your storage space. Well, look no further! Today I am going to show you how to build a simple shelf that will help you organize all of your belongings. This project is easy enough for anyone to do, and it only requires a few materials that you probably already have lying around the house. So without further ado, let’s get started!

I needed a place to put the things that I use everyday in the bathroom. I don’t have a medicine cabinet on my side of the vanity. So, I decided that I was going to build a simple shelf. I had some corbels that I wasn’t using. My next step was to head to the barn and go through my scrap pile of lumber. The corbel is 8 1/2″ from back to front, I knew that I was going to need a 1X10″ board to top the corbels. I also needed some trim. Luckily I had what I needed.

The first step was to measure how wide of a shelf would fit in the space. Then, using my level-I drew a level line.

How to Build a Simple Shelf

Then I marked where I was going to hang my corbels. Once I hung them, I measured how wide I wanted my shelf board.


Is it cheaper to build your own shelves?


Find out how to make your own shelf with wood and corbels. This easy DIY project only takes a less than an hour to complete! I built this shelf with wood, and corbels. It’s easy and cheap! Especially if you are using scrap materials like I did. And, oftentimes, you will end up with a better quality product.

How to Build a Simple Shelf

I measured, with my measuring tape, and cut my shelf board with my Ryobi saw.

How to Build a Simple Shelf

Next, I cut the trim pieces with a 45 degree cut at the corners of the shelf board. I attached the trim pieces to the 1×10′ shelf board with my nail gun. The trim really elevates the shelf and makes it look more finished.


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So there you have it! Your very own DIY storage shelf. This project is so simple that anyone can do it, and it’s a great way to get your home organized. Be sure to subscribe to our blog for more easy DIY projects, and don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel for even more helpful tutorials. Thanks for reading!

How to Build a Simple Shelf

I attached the shelf board to the corbels using construction adhesive. Then I filled the nail holes with spackle and caulked all of the seams. I let it dry. Then I painted the entire the shelf white. I absolutely love how it looks. It only took me about an hour, start to finish, to do this project.

How to Build a Simple Shelf
How to Build a Simple Shelf

Then, I painted the shelf and let it dry. I am so happy with it. I love the details of the corbels. They are so pretty. Thanks for sticking with me through this entire post. I hope you are now inspired to go out and build your own shelf. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or subscribe to my blog for future updates. And be sure to check out my YouTube channel for more DIY projects like this one.


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