Hi there! Welcome back. Earlier this week, I shared plans for my first of three simple and fun home decor DIY projects – a serving tray made from scrap wood. You can find my post about that here. Today, I’m sharing my walk-through on how to build a set of three hexagon shelves. These cute shelves are great for adding some visual interest to your space with some functionality as well. Even better than that is the price tag – less than $10 in materials for all three. See how you can make your own set below!
- 10″ Compound Miter Saw
- Brad Nailer (You can substitute a hammer and finishing nails)
- Powered Sander
- (2) 1 x 4 x 72″
- Wood Glue
- Picture Hanging Hardware
After cutting all the necessary pieces, I sanded them with 220 grit sandpaper on my powered palm sander.
Step 1 – Assemble Shelves
To assemble the shelves, I ran a line of wood glue along the edge of the 8″ angled boards and connected them with my Ryobi brad nailer. The most tricky part of this is attaching the first two boards – after that they are much easier to hold together.
Once the largest hexagon is complete, repeat the process on the smaller two. This will create a set of three hexagon shelves that fit neatly inside each other.
Step 2 – Stain
Since I had some leftover and I love the shade, I used “Espresso” colored Minwax Wood Stain on my shelves. I’m a sucker for that warm wood grain.
Step 4 – Attach Hanging Hardware
I bought a box of these little saw tooth hangers at Home Depot for right around $5. Since the little nails to attach them are so small, I ended up using a pair of needle-nose pliers to hold each while I hammered them in place. I attached one in the center of one side of each shelf. Once these are attached, the shelves are ready to hang!
I’ve hung my shelves in my home office and I love the touch of geometric design that they add. A once-bare wall now has a stylish feel. What do you guys think, would you love some of these for your home? I’d love for you to let me know in the comments section below.
Thanks for stopping by, friends! Stay tuned for the last post of this little series along with my announcement. It’s coming soon!