How to Build Floating Shelves

Strong, quick to build, no visible supports and made from only two parts

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Glue
  • Straightedge
  • Table saw
  • Wood chisel

40-tooth carbide saw blade

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 18-in. wide hollow core door
  • 2 x 4 x 8 ft.
  • 1/4-in. x 3-1/2-in. lag screws
  • 1-in. brads
  • Masking tape