Make your own storage with geometric wall shelves

Jun 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. ET
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Functional storage doesn't have to be boring. Turn your shelving into a work of art with geometric shelves you can build yourself.

Geometric shelf supplies

Supplies:

  • Pinewood boards
  • Saw
  • Nail gun or hammer and nails
  • Stainable wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint pads
  • Wood stain
  • Paint
  • Picture hanging brackets

Directions:

1. Cut the wood

Geometric shelves step 1

Cut the wood with a 30-degree angle on both ends of each piece of wood. Cut 6 pieces of wood that are all the same length.

2. Put it together

Geometric shelves step 2

Nail the 6 sides of the hexagon together using a nail gun or a hammer and nails.

3. Fill the gaps

Geometric shelves step 3

Use stainable wood filler to fill in any gaps between the pieces of wood.

4. Sand it down

Geometric shelves step 4

Use a piece of sandpaper to sand down the wood filler until the surface is smooth.

5. Stain the wood

Geometric shelves step 5

Grab your paintbrush and add a coat of wood stain to the front and sides of the wood.

6. Paint the inside

Geometric shelves step 6

Paint the inside of the shelf. Using the paint pad, carefully paint along the inside edge of the shelf without getting any paint on the front of the shelf.

7. Add a hanging bracket

Geometric shelves step 7

Nail a large picture hanging bracket onto the backside of the shelf.

8. Hang it up

Geometric wall shelves

Now your new geometric shelf is ready to hang on the wall and decorate.

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