Picture of Functional Corner Wall Art Shelves
Greetings instructables! This particular design is about two years in the making. It was not until this week that I added more touches/pieces to this functional corner wall art.

It is made of 100% wood (hacked IKEA deck pallet squares) and has LED lights aligning the tops of each layer of the display. Various things have lived within the art/shelves throughout the last two years including a fish, blown glass, and plants.

I am always on the lookout for ways to add to this ever-evolving corner piece in my home. Within this instructable I will include pictures of its development throughout the years, and instructions along the way should you be inspired or interested in creating your own similar piece! Thanks for checking it out!


1: 26 IKEA square deck pallets (the plastic connecting pieces along the edges have been sawed off on various sides depending on their layout/connecting scheme).
2: Hack saw
3: Dry wall screws and anchors
4: Simple black square pieces of wood/shelvs.
5: 4 LED lights
6: Drill and screwdriver
7: Two water fountains, a fish bowl/beta, blown glass, turkey feathers in a mini vise, prehistoric dry/water plant, mini bonsai tree pots, & 3 square shelf units in addition to the 3 black square shelves.

Step 1: Cutting and creating the squares to align

Picture of Cutting and creating the squares to align
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The first step was to plan out how all of the square deck pallets would align/relate to each other. I laid the design flat out on the floor and with a pencil labeled the sides of the deck pallet squares that would need to be modified. Basically they fit together like a necklace clasp and each side of the square is either the male or female side. Doing a mock layout on the floor and connecting each square made it easy to pencil in which sides of each square needed to be trimmed.

ah yes. like I need another reason to go to IKEA. ? this is great!

kalito1 year ago

es un trabajo fantástico y muy practico .. me encantaría poder reproducirlo también...saludos y éxitos

That is a wonderful work of art.

-chase-1 year ago

The shelves and walls came out great! Really nice idea.

it serves as both functional and art... call it a "contraction of fantasy" ;-)

Looks artsy and sounds artsy...


It is Art!

dieferman1 year ago

Thanks For Sharing The Idea !!!!

billbillt1 year ago

this is great... constant evolution... i like that idea...

fixfireleo1 year ago

cute! nice shelves too!

Vero noce job

shazni1 year ago

Looks really nice! you could also recycle pallets this way :-)

iamhim20141 year ago
looks great! I've been thinking of doing something different for my living-room. Thanks for the inspiration.
eternalskyjump (author)  iamhim20141 year ago

Thanks Asphalt!

eternalskyjump (author)  iamhim20141 year ago

Glad my instructable inspired you iamhim2014! Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

asphalt1 year ago

This is a great idea and excellent execution.