That’s right… ANYONE! These are super simple to build! This is by far my favorite $20 project to date.
Shelves Anyone Can Build
I know one of the next things on my to do list will be a desk, and I knew I wanted some shelving for above it. I found THIS plan on Ana’s site and jumped on it.
If you own a drill (every woman should!) you can build these shelves. I made 2 for my son, and I also made 2 for my younger sister. Each shelf cost $10 to build. Here are a few tips and progress shots…
You will need 2 – 1×4’s and 1 – 1×2 for each shelf. That’s it!
I made 8′ shelves so no need to use a saw. I also used my Kreg Jig, but if you don’t own one you can just pre-drill your holes and use wood screws to attach everything. I prefer drywall screws, but both will work. You will also need wood glue. I started by adding a line of glue where my 1×4’s meet.
Join your boards together like this. Just pre-drill from the back and attach your screws.
Now add some more glue to edge of your bottom 1×4…
And use some finish nails to attach your 1×2!
That’s it! Not even kidding!
I didn’t even worry about filling nail holes because I stained mine and I like the imperfections… So shanty! 😉
I used my new favorite stain on mine…
I LOVE this stuff… It dries beautifully within an hour… Whoop! You can get it at Lowe’s.
These are super easy to attach to your wall too! I used 2″ drywall screws directly into the studs of the wall. I didn’t even have to cover the screws because the things I put on the shelves covered them easily.
I got them up and took some pictures for you!
And if you aren’t quite convinced please look at this picture…
Yes. Looks familiar! You can find this lovely at Pottery Barn, except it costs $85 for 4′! That’s half the length and 8 times the price. No thank you!
What do you think???
You OFFICIALLY have no excuse to not build! These are easier than putting together anything you can find in a store. I LOVE them.
You can see the detailed plans HERE on Ana’s site!
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Thanks so much and happy Tuesday!