Raised in California and transplanted to Utah. Married my college sweetheart from Montana, and we are raising 4 nuggets together. I love all things DIY projects and doing them on a budget. I don’t mind messing up and am ok with the 90/10 rule - nothing is perfect over here and it’s fine by me! Encouraging all ‘wanna-be’ DIYers to just get out there and try it! You will be so glad you did.”
Recently I wanted to create a super easy shelf with inexpensive materials – wood and brackets. Let’s see what I came up with!
Cut your wood to the length you want. I used a 1×6 piece and stained it with Minwax Special Walnut. You can use ANY WOOD, ANY STAIN, cut ANY SIZE.
You can find any L-Shape Bracket from Amazon or Home Depot. I found some 4 inch long brackets in the door handle section of Home Depot. Make sure the ones you pick are strong enough to hold the wood size you used.
Find the studs in your wall and place the bracket on wall. Use a pencil to mark holes if you can’t find a stud, so you add an anchor first.
Add your screws.
Place your shelf on the brackets and measure to make sure it’s even on both sides. Drill the small screws that are included with your brackets into the underneath part of your shelf.
That’s it! You did it! So easy, so inexpensive – anyone can do it.
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Great tutorial, thank you!
You bet! So glad you stopped by!!!
You can always hang the bracket the other way and items on the shelf would cover them! PS. . I just found you today and I’ve been watching and looking at your creativity over an hour!!
Karen you made my day!! I am so glad you are here!!! And thank you for this tip. Brilliant!