There are many reasons why people love do-it-yourself projects – the customization, the experience, and of course, the final product! A DIY shelf project is a great way to get crafty and end up with a product that will help you organize your house. In this article, we’ve included 5 great DIY shelf ideas that range in style, function, and skill required to build – so no matter what your DIY experience is, there will be something for you! If you would like to learn more about DIY organizing, contact the experts at DIY Shelfworks today!
The Best 5 DIY Shelf Ideas for Your Home
Adding new shelves to your home is a great way to increase functionality and even aesthetics! These DIY shelf ideas are all unique and practical ways to help you get more storage space. For each idea, we’ll outline the best uses, average prices, and skills required to build/install!
#1 – DIY Sliding Shelves
Installing DIY Sliding Shelves is quick and simple
Easy For Beginners: ★★★★★
Average Price: $$ – $$$
Ideal Home Location: Anywhere!
If you are looking for a simple way to make your cabinets, closets, and pantries more accessible, sliding shelves are the perfect solution for maximizing space. Although many already know that sliding shelves are great for your kitchen, you can actually use them almost anywhere in your house, from under bathroom sinks to laundry rooms, bedroom closets, linen closets, sheds, and garages, and so much more!
Sliding shelves are one of the best ways to increase your storage space. They give you 100% accessible storage space in your cabinets, pantries, and closets. The average cabinet or pantry may give you 75% – if you’re lucky! You can maximize your storage capacity by being able to use every last inch of your cabinet – even the very back corners where you normally can’t easily reach.
DIY Sliding Shelves can go anywhere in your home!
DIY sliding shelves are super simple to install – you don’t need to be experienced with tools or DIY projects to install our shelves. They are also custom made to fit your unique space! Unlike some other projects on this list, you won’t be starting from scratch. You will get all the materials shipped to you, making installation a breeze. You also don’t even have to worry about leaving your house to shop. You can buy DIY products right from the comfort of your own home using our online shop! If you think DIY shelves may be right for you, you can learn more about installing DIY shelves here.
#2 – Reclaimed Wooden Shelves
Beautiful Reclaimed Wooden Shelves – Source: Notjustahousewife.net
Easy For Beginners: ★★★☆☆
Average Price: $
Ideal Home Location: Kitchen, home office
These gorgeous reclaimed wooden floating shelves made by Notjustahousewife.net are sure to give your kitchen or office (or any other room you can think of!) a bit of a rustic feel. Not only are they an attractive addition to your home, but they are functional too. The shelves create extra storage space to keep books, office supplies, kitchen supplies, or extra decor you just can’t find a spot for.
There is also a bit of a secret with these shelves. They actually aren’t just shelves – they are also hidden drawers! Just check out the picture below to get a close-up of this awesome hidden space.
These rustic shelves contain hidden drawers – Source: Notjustahousewife.net
This project will require some time, skill, and energy. However, there is a very detailed tutorial on how to complete the project on Stacy’s blog, complete with dozens of pictures and thorough explanations. If you find yourself bored on a Saturday afternoon and are looking for a project to complete, this may be the perfect DIY shelf idea for you!
#3 – Super Fun Hexagon Shelves
DIY Hexagon Shelves in progress – Source: boxycolonial.com
Easy For Beginners: ★★★★☆
Average Price: $
Ideal Home Location: Large open wall space
If you’re looking for something a little different, these awesome DIY hexagon shelves by Boxycolonial.com are sure to pique your interest! Named the “honeycomb hexagon shelves” by the creators, these simple and easy to build shelves could be a fun and unique addition to your home.
Unlike more traditional shelves, hexagon shelves take up a lot of space on the wall, as they are both an accent piece and a functional storage system. Because of this, you may be limited in where you can install them. It’s best to find a large, open wall space in your home without a lot of other decor. They are also a great way to store and display children’s toys and decor!
Hexagonal shelves are perfect for kid’s rooms – Source: Boxycolonial.com
If you are interested in making your own DIY honeycomb hexagon shelves, you can check out the extensive tutorial on Boxycolonial.com. This tutorial outlines everything from the very beginning of the process to the very end – so even if this is your first time building something from scratch, you won’t feel lost at all!
#4 – DIY Industrial Shelves
Easy For Beginners: ★☆☆☆☆
Average Price: $$
Ideal Home Location: Living rooms, Bedrooms
These amazing industrial shelves are sure to help you maximize your storage space! With such extensive shelving, your options are nearly endless. You can use the shelves to display your favourite decor, store your books, organize various bins, and so much more. This DIY shelf idea may take quite a bit more work and experience than the other options on this list. However, you will end up with a lot more storage space and a beautiful addition to your home!
For this project, blogger Traci from Beneath My Heart found inspiration from A Beautiful Mess. Using the industrial shelving image by abeautifulmess.com (image above), Traci decided to create her own industrial shelves. The final product is just as gorgeous as the inspiration! Check out the images below to see Traci’s final product.
Final project by beneathmyheart.net
To learn more about this project, you can check out the tutorial here! Like all of the ideas on our list, this tutorial does a great job guiding the reader through the entire process. Although you may have to take the time to learn some of the skills required for the project, the tutorial is easy to read and makes the job possible for even beginners.
#5 – DIY Wine Box Shelf
Super simple shelf made from wine boxes – Source: alightdelight.wordpress.com
Easy For Beginners: ★★★★★
Average Price: $
Ideal Home Location: Living rooms, Bedrooms, Offices
Although this super simple DIY shelf project is made from wine boxes, it can really be made from any wooden boxes or crates you have access to! However, the blogger who made this project actually got her wine boxes for free! She simply went to her local wine store, asked if they had any old and unused boxes…and it just so happens that they did! Even if you can’t get yours for free, this is definitely still a cheap and cheerful project.
You can find the tutorial for this project here, although it really requires almost no prior knowledge or skill when it comes to DIY projects! One of the best parts about this awesome shelving system is that you can arrange it however you want. You can choose to take up an entire wall in your office, a corner in your living room, or even a small space in your bathroom. It is super easy to customize and looks great too.
Looking For Great DIY Shelf Ideas For Your Home?
Installing sliding shelves will give you some great ways to increase your storage space anywhere in your home! They brilliantly hide everything away and allow you to view every item inside, even those at the very back of your cabinets, pantries, and closets, quickly and easily. DIY Shelfworks will custom make your very own gliding shelves to perfectly fit into your existing cupboards.
Our high-quality rolling shelves are 100% Canadian made and will be delivered to you in as little as two to three weeks through Canada Post. You can choose from either our premium 9-ply Baltic Birch or our more economical melamine shelves. They come in 3 shelf heights: 3″, 5″, or 7,” and have a limited lifetime warranty. Place your order today and get your kitchen cupboards organized like never before.
“Thanks Ryan…Looking forward to getting more drawers in our bathroom. They are wonderful. I no longer dread having to get down on the floor looking for pots and pans in the cupboards.”
– Patience, A DIY Customer!