I love making my own DIY wooden shelves, as it’s a fairly easy woodworking project, the final product is completely customizable and it’s much more affordable than buying pre-made shelves at the store. I have made these DIY wooden triangle shelves and more recently, these DIY wooden letter shelves. Keep in mind that I don’t own a circular saw or any other fancy equipment. We live in a condo presently, and I whipped together both of these projects using only a miter box and hand saw purchased from the home improvement store for less than $10.
The best part of having new shelves in a room, in my opinion, is having fresh real estate to style and decorate! I am always on the lookout for new shelving projects to keep me busy and exercise my skills with the saw. We will be moving soon (hopefully! – as long as these post-inspection negotiations keep moving forward) and I will be putting fun new wooden shelves in (almost) every room. So I am searching for fun and unique wooden shelf ideas, so here are my favorite options so far! If you are also interested in building your own DIY wooden shelves, be sure to check out my list below! Then let me know what you think!
DIY Wooden Shelves
DIY Floating Shelves: How fun are these floating shelves! And the tutorial makes it seem so easy, too!
Nursery Room Book Shelves: I love these shelves for displaying story books and other kids’ books. How fun is this? I am definitely loving the final product!
Chalkboard Cubby Shelf: This is a practical shelf that features a chalkboard surface and some room to hang stuff and store stuff. It seems perfect for an entryway!
DIY Honeycomb Shelves: I am a big fan of shape shelves, like my triangle shelves. These honeycomb shelves are truly spectacular. It’s such an elegant shape!
DIY Industrial Shelves: Perfect for that rustic or industrial look, these shelves are built with pipes! Believe it or not, the plumbing section of your home improvement store will have a lot of the supplies required to make these beauties!
DIY Leaning Shelf: I am absolutely in love with this idea, and this is probably the first shelf I will try to make when we move! I love how unique the shape is, and how there is so much room to display books, vases, pictures, etc.
Leather Strapped Ledges: How unique is this? This shelf is supported by leather! This would be really cool in an office!
Here are some DIY wooden shelves that I’ve made recently:
DIY Triangle Shelves