Learn how to build a simple wall shelf with this full tutorial, video and plans. This modern DIY display shelf is the perfect beginner woodworking project.
STEP 1: PREP LUMBER
Make all the cuts per the plans. Sand down all the boards. Make pocket holes using a Kreg jig and the drill guide at the setting.
STEP 2: BUILD LARGE SQUARE SHELVES.
Attach the parts of the large square shelves to the center boards and build the squares. Be sure to use a speed square to make sure everything remains square as you attach.
STEP 3: ADD SMALL SQUARE SHELVES
Attach the boards to the shelf to make the small square shelves using the pocket hole screws and wood glue.
STEP 4: FINISH
Finish it with stain or paint as you like. I stained it with this gel stain and then for fun added a few coats of colorful acrylic paint.
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