Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How to make a simple hanging bookshelf~

1- 6'' piece of 3/4'' mdf cut to desired length of the bookshelf
2-3'' strips of mdf cut to the same size{route the edge of 1 side of one of the boards}
1 scrap 3'' piece to cut down for the sides.

Set the bottom piece of mdf against 6'' piece.

 Set the scrap piece 3'' piece of wood on the side and then balance the front 3'' board on top.

Draw a shape from the front of the box to the back.

Cut the side piece out with a band saw and trace it onto the other side of your scrap 3'' piece so you have matching sides.

If you'd like to pre-drill hanging holes, do so before nailing your box together.

Spread wood glue along the edges and use a pneumatic nail gun to stick it all together!

Paint and hang it up!

Have a great afternoon!


  1. This is awesome!! I need one for my little guy. Thanks for sharing ;)

  2. I am showing this to my husband tonight! I am always asking him to make things like this. It is so cute! Maybe a smaller version for the mail...?

  3. not to be a broken record or anything but...
    Oh, I like that! Something to keep in mind for after we move and are in a new house... no use adding to the stuff we have to haul across the country now right... but this one is on my list of wants, strike it, needs!

  4. What a great idea. I'm bookmarking this for sure!

  5. Very cute. I need to make about 12 of these for my son's room. lol I don't have a lot of wall space, so I'm thinking of hanging two or three on the side of his dresser.

  6. that is an amazing bookshelf! I also have a collection of beanie bears this would be perfect for!

  7. i was just think i need one of these for Jonas's room today, thanks! -denise
    when the next blog tour of homes!!!

  8. Easy Peasy ... love it.

    I'm in the process of making a bookcase with an old window as the door. My first piece of furniture!!!

  9. LOVE love love it! You are so awesome! Thanx for the great tutorial

  10. Ooooh, I love this!! I've been wanting a front facing bookshelf like this! Thanks for the instructions!! I'm going to link this to my blog so I can remember it. :)

  11. Now make me some! Love it, Andy.

  12. I love it! Just wondering where we could add another bookshelf.

  13. So cute! I have to admit thought that I'm thinking of coming over to steal that owl painting. Soooo adorable.

  14. Cut some wood so I could do this! I saw some rain gutter bookshelves I was interested in making, but this one just catches my eye more! Thanks for sharing. I love your ideas.

  15. This is a great idea, so glad I came across it, and into my favorites it goes!


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