DIY Rustic Modern Floating Shelves: Part One

Floating shelves are excellent when you want to fill up a wall or create a focal point in the room. This DIY project is perfect for those with modern homes…and rustic sensibilities! Feel free to modify the measurements and cut the loom to your desired size so that the piece fits your space perfectly.

Note: The photos in this tutorial do not represents the property of Linke, and are therefore represent the property of the client. Use photographic images or sources of your own to show where the hardware might be. Hint: the shelving may be rugged and triangular, but it can easily be configured to work with your décor.

How to build the Rustic Modern Shelves: Step by Step Guide

Begin by defining your geometric shapes with these templates. Cut the two columns in half and, to fit the shelving itself in the corner, draw a circle about 3/4? from the point of the spindles drawn. Use a pencil to mark the three points, making sure the circles will be centered, and then use a chalk snap to customize the circles with various objects.

Make sure the pencils are centered and each side has its own chalk snap. Small objects (e.g., letters) on center will also create shadows if the paper is tilted slightly. Let them dry completely.

Note: The photos in this article show a light weight hanging shelf at this level, although a standard shelf at this particular point is 4.5” taller than your original 3/4? ceiling height.

DIY Level: Beginner to intermediate?

Lay out the hexagon moulding and forms. Be sure to use rubber pad and a ruler along with tape to make sure the surface is straight.

Take a whilst before deciding what shape you will use for your floating shelf. If you are using a double quallet (think: A/olia or something a bit smaller but still similar), choose the quallet that will be your base.

Use your ruler and a pen to draw around the dictated shape, starting with your centre point (the comparison should be the standard). If you are using something that is considerably smaller than your chosen size (2x4s or 5.5×12”), a trim diagonale (like a 5”/8” or so), cut out the components to fit around your quallarium.

Use your ruler and a pencil to draw around your desired line so you can push the quallite into the glass container as you want.

Take your marker and carefully draw around the quallite. This is where your next step can be to get your shelf looking. Keep the size as standard, but make sure the surface is even.

Once you have your shelf ready, go ahead and find some of your supplies for this project. There are plenty of items at your local resale market that you can use for this project, including small sandpaper, electrical supplies, wood stain, plastic food containers, and many more.

Note: Most blogs have links to these materials as well. Just don’t use them all the time to create a identical identical, same, or similar effect. Look for labels that you can easily pick up at the supermarket, and use a bit of creativity within the styling of your space.

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