6 Clever Shelving Ideas You Can DIY

There are so many perks to DIY-ing your own shelving, one of which being cost effectiveness, and another being the luxury to tailor things like size and placement to fit your specific display and storage needs. Plus, of all the DIYs you can DIY, shelving is one of the most straightforward. Here are six creative ideas to get you started.  


Wooden Crates 

This idea gives you the flexibility of shape and height, as well as placement. All you really need to create this modular masterpiece are crates (which can be obtained from your local liquor store), a drill to secure the crates in place and manpower! 

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Rustic Ropes 

This plank and rope idea is simple in form and function, and will lend an effortlessly rustic look to any space.  

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Repurposed Door Corner Shelving  

For any space, big or small, you want to make sure you are using every last inch, including the nooks and crannies. This project makes great use of an empty corner! 

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Doorway Shelves 

Speaking of every last inch…  What a creative way to make use of what is normally wasted space! 

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If you’re not particularly handy, you may be intrigued by this industrial-esq idea. This idea is good for anything from displaying periodicals in your living room to storing tools in your garage.  

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As it turns out, we love geometrical designs when it comes to our tiles and when it comes to our shelves. This minimalistic honeycomb design is interesting while remaining unobtrusive.  

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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto.

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