Shelves

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

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.

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.

  • 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…

  • How to Build a Wall Shelf

    This versatile cherry shelf goes together in a few hours, and with a quick-drying finish you can have it on the wall in a day. The extra-wide…

  • How to Make a Cottage Shelf with Branches

    Need a quick, distinctive display shelf? Make this twig furniture style shelf from all-natural materials. Just cut the supports from branches,…

  • Over the Door Display Shelf Plans

    Build a display shelf over the door to show off your knick knacks or to add storage space to a small room. As a bonus, if you increase the…

  • Modular Masterpiece: Build a Fully Customizable Modular Bookshelf

    Back when I was just starting out in my first apartment, I piled up milk crates to store all my worldly goods. It was a simple idea, and it…

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