Introduction: How to Build a Floating Shelf With Invisible Hardware
This is a super simple floating shelf that can be built in 5 minutes. You don’t need to buy expensive or complicated hardware. Sheet rock screws and a few 3/4” boards are all you need.
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For each shelf you need 1 board 6ft long. You can buy 1x6s, 1x8s or 1x10s.
I bought 1x10s and ripped them in half with my table saw.
You also need 2 sheet rock screws for each shelf
Step 1: Rip Your Boards to the Desired Width
If you bought 1x6s or 1x8s and you are happy with the width,u won’t need to do this
Step 2: Cut 2 Pieces at 24” and 2 at 8”
Step 3: Assemble the Shelf
Use wood glue and finishing nails to assemble the shelf. Attach the two 8” boards to the left and right sides of the 24” pieces.
Step 4: Make Sure Your Shelf Is Square
Step 5: Stain or Paint It How You Want
Step 6: Put Two Screws Into Your Wall at the Desired Shelf Height
I recommend putting these into studs in your wall.
Make sure the two shelves are level.
Step 7: Set the Shelves on Top of the Screws.
Make marks on the bottom of the top board on the shelf where the screws are touching.
Step 8: Use a Drill Bit Slightly Smaller Than the Screw Head
Drill two holes on each shelf where you marked it.
Step 9: Snap the Shelves Onto the Wall
They should easily snap onto the screws and rest securely