Shelves

We will help you make building shelves easy with these how-tos and tips from expert woodworkers.

How to Build Floating Shelves

These shelves are handsome, easy to build and inexpensive. And they're strong even though they have no visible supports. They appear to float on the wall, no clunky hardware or brackets. We made them from only two parts—half of a hollow core door and a 2x4.

Shelves projects

  • Stackable Shelves

    Make your own stackable shelves. A simple shop-made jig makes this project simple to build and a snap to assemble.

  • DIY Box Shelves

    Box shelves are inexpensive, easy to make and highly versatile. Make the combination of sizes and depths you need for any room, from the living…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Hang Shelves

    Would some shelves help you get more organized? Don't know how to hang shelves? Here are some tips and tricks that make the job simple.

  • How to Build Floating Shelves

    These shelves are handsome, easy to build and inexpensive. And they're strong even though they have no visible supports. They appear to…

  • Build Twin Closet Shelves

    Build closet shelves that double your storage space with these plans for twin shelves. Take your closet real estate to its full potential and…

  • DIY Floating Shelves

    These shelves appear to float against the wall with no visible supports. The Family Handyman editor, David Radke, will show you how to build…

  • Simple Box Shelves

    Organize the clutter. These simple, but handsome, box shelves will store books, hats, shoes, and all kinds of knick-knacks. You can even sit on…

  • Built-In Shelves

    Use this project for built-in shelves to unlock hidden storage space between the studs in your walls. Install a single, open box of shelves,…

  • Stylish Shelves

    As far as built-in bookshelves go, this is one of the easiest projects to build yourself. We used basic building techniques and cabinets from a…

  • Leaning Tower of Shelves

    We'll show you everything you need to know to build this handsome shelving unit in a day. The shelves are tough enough to hold books, while…