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

Simple Low-Tech Wall Shelf Plans

Lots of kitchens have a little wall space that would be perfect for a storage or display shelf. Plenty of bathrooms do too. We wanted to design a shelf that anyone with basic tools could build. This shelf is a great project for a beginning woodworker, and since it’s so easy to adapt to different uses, a more advanced DIYer can have a lot of fun customizing it.

Shelves projects

  • DIY Floating Shelves

    The Family Handyman editor, David Radke, will show you how to build these shelves easily from 36 inch, hollow core bi-fold doors. This project…

  • Stackable Shelves

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

  • 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 Fix Sagging Cabinet Shelves

    Try these three easy ways to take the sag out of cabinet shelving or to support heavy shelf loads and prevent sagging.

  • 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…

  • 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…