DIY Floating Racks for my Living Space

Hey people !! I am so thrilled concerning this job that I’m sharing today!!!

DIY Floating ShelvesI constructed the 8 floating racks you see there for only $120!!! Each shelf is 4 ft. long as well as 12 in. deep! Exactly how amazing is that.

I was motivated by the drifting racks that Whit constructed in her restroom! , if you missed them you can see them..RIGHT HERE.

I primarily followed the exact same installation instructions as well as just made a few adjustments to the dimension!

Examine out our Just How to Construct a Drifting Rack Video RIGHT HERE!


Right here’s just how I developed my own!I had the wonderful guy in the house Depot slit 1 sheet of 3/4 \u2033.Purebond Plywood.( in Birch) right into 4– 11 1/4 \u2033 boards as well as 1 sheet of 1/4 \u2033.Purebond Plywood.

You will primarily have 4– 8ft.( My little girl’s residence away from house ).

measurementsI additionally acquired 6– 2x4x8 and also 6– 1x6x8.

build-eI came residence and also reached function! I reduced 1– 2 \u00d7 4 @ 46.5 \u2033 and also 2– 2 \u00d7 4 items at 9.75 \u2033, for every shelf.I built the \”E’s\” similarly Whitney did by drilling pocket holes right into the short 2 \u00d7 4 items. You can discover the Kreg Jig.HERE.


After that, I cut the 3/4 \u2033 plywood items and the 1/4 \u2033 plywood items at 46.5 \u2033 (amounting to 8 boards per dimension). These will certainly be the top as well as base of the shelves.

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drill-pocket-holes-in-shelf-topsI additionally cut 16– 1 \u00d7 6 items @ 11 1/4 \u2033 as well as 8– 1 \u00d7 6 pieces @ 48 \u2033 yet I missed out on obtaining photos of that! (these will be the sides and fronts of the shelves).I utilized my.Kreg Jig.

to drill pocket holes into each end of the 3/4 \u2033 boards and also connected them to the 1 \u00d7 6 items to develop the leading and also sides of the racks. (once more missed out on pics of that– I criticize summer.

draw-a-level-lineTime to install!

find-studsAfter determining where I desired my shelves (I made a decision to provide 13 \u2033 between each shelf) I used my level to draw a 4 ft. line where I wanted each shelf to rest.


Next, I used my stud finder to mark where the studs were. This is my FAVORITE stud finder as well as I bought it on! Connect below.

ashley-installing-shelvesTo attach the \”E’s\” to the wall surface, I made use of 3 1/2 \u2033 spax screws and pierced them right into the \”E\” and after that right into a stud with my Influence Chauffeur. I did 2 screws per stud.

attach-shelvesI mounted 4 on one side of the fireplace and 4 on the other.

attach-bottom-with-nailerAs soon as the \”E’s\” were set up, I dropped the put together racks in addition to every one and affixed them with my brad nailer and also 2 \u2033 nails.

I followed-up with the 1/4 \u2033 sheets beneath.

tape-off-for-stainI attached the 48 \u2033 1 \u00d7 6 items to the front with my nailer also (and surprisingly really did not obtain pictures of that component either)!

Varathane-Carrington-Wood-Stain-500x740I taped them off before staining!I cleaned on 1-coat of Carrington tarnish, allow it sit for 5-minutes and also then wiped it with a tidy fabric and also that was it! You can discover Rust-oleum tarnish.RIGHT HERE.

before-shelveson Amazon.Right here is my before … I’ve been starring at this space considering that we relocated into our.brand-new residence.

DIY-Floating-Shelf-how-to4 months back as well as lastly chose exactly how to fill up the space.




How-to-Build-Floating-Shelvesand did it for regarding $120!!! That provided me great deals of dough to invest on accessories.

I purchased most of the accessories from Homegoods and also Marshall’s, and a few pieces from Leisure activity Lobby! Seriously LIKE my new area and also $120 for 8– 4ft. shelves is a great deal of bang for my buck.

Many thanks so a lot for dropping in!

~ Ashley.

Information on various other points in this space.I did construct the coffee table as well as you can locate it.HERE.

!You can locate out concerning the fan. well as the information on the flooring is.

HERE.You can locate the carpet.


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