Hey friends! So excited about how this latest build turned out! I seriously now want a set of corner shelves in every room. I am in the middle of revamping my daughter’s room, and just finished up one big corner. Check out how these DIY Floating Corner Shelves turned out!
This is a variation of our original DIY floating shelves, and so simple to build! The best part? Each shelf cost under $40 in lumber. I will share the full tutorial below, and you can also download and print the FREE plans by clicking HERE !
I used my miter saw to cut the frames for my shelves first. This part uses 2×4 lumber. Once those were cut, I used my K5 Kreg Jig
to create 1.5″ pocket holes into each of my small pieces.
Each short piece will have two pocket holes like below…
Next, I used my Ryobi 18V drill to connect the small pieces to the longer wall cleats with 2.5″ pocket hole screws. I added a line of Titebond wood glue under each small piece before connecting…
Each cleat will have 3 small boards connected like this.
Once I had all my braces built, I attached them to the wall. Every wall is different, but this is the method I have used on every floating shelf in my house.
These are the Spax screws I used to attach the braces to the wall. These are self-tapping and 3″ long. 3.5″ is a great length too.
I marked lines on the wall where I wanted my shelves to sit. I used a stud finder to mark my studs on the wall. These are the 2×4 that are under the sheetrock. Anytime you are mounting to the wall, it is best to try to screw into these studs for support. I used my Ryobi Impact driver to go through the braces and into the studs in the wall. Make sure to check for level so your shelf doesn’t sit wonky.
I attached the first two braces and it looked a bit like this…
I measured 13″ up from this brace to attach my next brace pieces using the same method.
Next, I basically wrapped the brace pieces. I started with the 1/4″ plywood for the bottoms of each shelf. I used my Ryobi AirStrike nailer to attach these bottom pieces into the braces using wood glue and 1.25″ finish nails. A stapler will also work on this part. I used my table saw to rip down the 1/4″ wood for this part, but you can also have Home Depot rip it down for you.
Now I attached my top 3/4″ boards. These are 1×10 common boards I found at Home Depot. I cut them to size using my miter saw, and attached them using wood glue and 1.25″ finish nails.
I added my side pieces next using the same method… This is 1×4 common pine boards from Home Depot.
At this point I added my front pieces. I used wood glue and 1.25″ finish nails for this part as well.
That’s it! I stained these shelves using Varathane Kona stain. I also found some Simpson Strong-Tie metal corners that I spray painted gold and attached using gold furniture tacks to each corner to dress each shelf up. I LOVE the outcome!
How cute is this wall too? I kind of love it!
I cut an “A” out of a scrap of wood and hot glued silk flowers to it. The arrows, deer head and Love sign I found at Hobby Lobby.
I painted a cheap canvas with pink acrylic paint and hot glued gold feather ornaments to it that I found at Hobby Lobby.
I used my Silhouette Cameo
to cut the gold bow out and attach it to a sheet of pink scrapbook paper.
I found the plates at At Home and the amazing gold feather garland is from Save-On-Crafts!
Hope that covers it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Let me know if you have any questions at all!