Choose a type of leather that is not highly stretchable and has not less than 3mm thickness.
Depending on wherefore you want to use the shelf please pay attention that this kind of shelf is not suitable for very heavy and solid objects. In my experience I would not put more than 15kg on the shelf board. Note: Do not try to build any library shelves that way.
Step 1: Tools
The following tools you will surely find at your home.
- cutting ruler
- cutter blade
- folding ruler
- needle for marking
- hole puncher
- cordless screwdriver or screwdriver
Step 2: Cutting
Now you are ready to start. First cut out the strips from leather with a correct size. According to the
length of your strips you need to decide how wide the strips will be. I made my strips 95cm long and
4cm wide. That should be an optimal dimension, if you going to use a shelf board of 20cm wideness.
Step 3: Punching
Mark with the help of a needle points at the positions where you going to pierce the holes as next
step. On the drawing you are able to comprehend exactly where and which distance you can set the
Step 4: Making Crease
As next step put the tails of each strip one above the other such a way that the punched holes are all
exactly located on top of each other and the shorter tail lies on the top. Finally hit gently with the
hammer onto the edge to get a straight crease in the leather.
Step 5: Montage
For montage the leather loops on the wall I have used stainless steel screws and rosettes with a
diameter of 23cm. Stainless steel is not cheap but it looks more high-grade. In the last step mount
the strips on the wall and check whether they are actually fixed. Afterwards just put the wooden
board you have chosen into the loops. It’s ready!
Tip: If you keep thinking creatively you could use the leather loops not only as a shelf but as well as a
holder for various subjects like a skateboard for example. The loops are great for towels or go well as
a hanger for your clothes and so on.
Be creative! I would be pleasured if you would share some photos of your work with me.