How to Build a Wall Shelf

Build it before lunch—spray on the finish after dinner

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Level
  • Orbital sander
  • Rags
  • Table saw
  • Wood glue

See Additional Information at the end of the Step-by-Step section.