Wall With Built in Shelves

Introduction: Wall With Built in Shelves

While renovations were ongoing at home, there was a small wall space that did not look nice. So, I decided to cover that part with something.

Below are the materials that I have used:

1 sheet of quarter inch plywood

Screws and nails

wood filler

wood glue


piece of glass

stone pebbles

Basic tools required:

Jigsaw and drill

Step 1: The Design

I decided to add some scattered shelf boxes on top and some cutting designs below the boxes.

Step 2: The Frame

I have drilled and screwed pieces of wood around the area that will be covered. Moreover, as 2 pieces of plywood were required to cover the area, I have also added some piece of wood near the area where the 2 pieces would join.

Step 3: Cutting the Plywood

After cutting the plywood to the required size, I have drawn the shelves on it. To cut the squares in the center of the plywood, I drilled 2 holes in each square and then, started cutting by inserting the jigsaw blade in the holes. The same technique has been applied for cutting the other designs.

Step 4: Fixing Everything Together - the Lower Part

I have added a frame around the 3 sides of the rectangular designs (excluding the top side) and then covered the framing with a piece of plywood. Now that the rectangular design had a pocket behind it, I added a glass pane and then filled the pocket with pebbles stones.

Step 5: Fixing Everything Together - the Upper Part

After measuring the space available between the concrete wall and the plywood, I have built the 5 square boxes and fixed it to the main plywood board with screws.

Step 6: Painting and Lightings

Now that everything was ready, it was time for the painting. I have used wood filler to hide any imperfection, sanded and then applied a coat of sealer. After this had dried up, I painted it.

For the lightnings I have used led ceiling lights.

Hope you liked this instructable.

Please feel free to comment if you have any suggestions, questions, etc..

You might also like my other projects whose link are below:-

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    4 years ago

    Thank you. Helpful and detailed Instructable as usual.

    Sachin Mohiputloll
    Sachin Mohiputloll

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you. Glad you like it ;)