Don’t become buried under all of your knick-knacks and crafting supplies. Keep your space organized and efficient with homemade shelving! For the Shelving Contest, we want you to share your shelving assemblies and fabrications. Traditional or unconventional; we want to see it all!

Showcase your treasures with shelving and you could win a Sliding Compound Miter Saw, Roto Saw, or Sprial Saw Kit, or Dremel kit. Also, the most unusual shelving project will be getting a special judges’ prize! So if you are inclined towards the more outlandish, don’t hold back!

Check out our free Woodworking Class for techniques and tips before you get started! 

The Shelving Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

20 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Most Unique Shelf (1)

One Judges Prize winner for the most unique and unusual shelf will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel prize pack.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 26, 2016 and Feb 20, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Shelving Contest 2016. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.