Floating Shelves

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 05:16
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Floating shelves can bring a little architectural interest to an otherwise blank wall. These floating shelve are easy to hang and remove, and can be made as long as you wish. Inspired by Young House Love's Floating Shelves.

Special thanks to Ashleigh for sharing her photos.

photo from Young House Love
Love Young House Love's Floating Shelves?
photo from Young House Love
Yeah, me, you and Better Homes and Gardens and DIY Magazine.
So let's get ourselves a Young House Love dining area! Starting with those floating shelves . . .
photo by Ana White, shelves built and designed by Ana White

Rather, THESE floating shelves. Built these this morning, wanted to test out the smooth and shiny finish, the skill level, and the sturdiness. And the floating shelves passed. Love, love, love! Super easy and cheap too!

photo by Ana White, shelves built and designed by Ana White

So where's the hack? Gimme the plans?

Well, you gotta go to Young House Love to get the plans. That's right, I'm blogging on EST today! Clock out - expect to be over at Young House Love for quite some time, their home is inspiring, their design taste makes me think moose antlers and beach colors could go together.

How to Build Floating Shelves like the Youngsters


GreenerLinen (not verified)

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 05:21

So cool! I love crossovers! I'd already devoured the YHL post when this showed up in my RSS feed. Keep up the good work!

Chelsea (not verified)

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 05:22

Thank you so much for these plans, Ana! I've been wanting some big floating shelves like that for awhile now, but don't live anywhere near an Ikea. So thank you!! They look awesome!


Mon, 07/01/2013 - 06:18

I agree with you Chelsea, the plans are amazing. Floating shelves look very modern and don't take any space on the ground which is very important if you have a small apartment as I do. Great tips.
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Susan (not verified)

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 05:50

LOL! I've only just now realized that you are several time zones away from me and not just a night owl! I hope I'm not this dense once I start actually trying to follow your plans ;)

Cheryl (not verified)

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 06:13

I'm so happy the youngsters featured you on their blog again! I started following your blog after YHL posted something about Knock-Off Wood back in January. Thank you for doing all of this, Ana! You are so inspirational.

EmileeHope (not verified)

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 07:42

I am in love with the adorable wood elephant on your top shelf! Too cute!! (Oh, and great job on the shelves too!)

Shanna (not verified)

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 08:11

I absolutely love your blgo! Especially since you're so skilled at SketchUp! Kudos to you! Keep up the amazing work! You're an absolute inspiration to me!

Lizzy @ Lizzy … (not verified)

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 08:41

So great! I have never done any carpentry, but one day I might just try these shelves, thank you! :)

Nichole (not verified)

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 09:21

YES!!! I was just about to visit Ikea and buy a set of floating shelves for my dining room. But when I opened your website today and saw this, I changed my mind. Looks like I'm going to make a trip to Home Depot instead :-)