• Jen Bedard

DIY Floating Shelves For All Skill Levels


Floating shelves are gorgeous, aren’t they? A set can really make a room look polished, but having them installed costs major money! If you want to skip the expense and do it yourself, no one would blame you. Fortunately, floating shelves are a great beginner DIY project, and there are several methods of getting them up for anyone who wants to give it a try!

Below are three methods I love for getting floating shelves up on your walls, starting with the traditional method for those who have a little know-how, all the way to DIY floating shelves for those of us who don’t have a clue where to start.

The Traditional Method

Installing a floating shelf the traditional way may sound complicated, but it’s really not as hard as you might think! It can be done many different ways, but the basic premise is to create a long, rectangular box with only three sides, leaving the side facing the wall open. Then you’ll create a wooden framework, find the studs in the wall with a stud finder, and attach a wooden framework there. The box you made slides onto the framework, and you have your floating shelves!

This method can get tricky, so I don’t advise trying it without an advanced tutorial. If you want some advice from professionals who have built some gorgeous floating shelves in their homes, Google and YouTube have the answers lol.

The Kinda-Cheating Method