Build a kitchen wall shelf
Fill the wall space and create a new kitchen shelf
If you’re stuck for extra storage space in the kitchen, some DIY wall shelves are your one-way ticket to a clean and organised look without installing heavy cabinets. With a bit of wood and some DIY skills you can transform empty wall space into a practical shelf that will leave your kitchen looking the neatest it has ever been! Take the challenge and see for yourself!
WHAT YOU NEED
- A construction adhesive (e.g UniBond One For All)
- A plywood board
- 2 decorative wooden angle shelf brackets
- Wood molding
Jigsaw, Handsaw, Mitter box, Cartridge gun, Spirit level, Metal ruler, Safety gloves, Pencil, Cloth
Get the materials
You will need a construction adhesive (e.g UniBond One For All). 1 plywood board, two decorative wooden angle shelf brackets, a pencil, metal ruler, cloth, spirit level, cartrdige gun, wood molding, jigsaw, handsaw, security gloves, mitre box and a metallic ruler.
Preparation of the wall
Please ensure that the wall you will be sticking the kitchen shelf on is rigid enough and free of dust, grease and any other loose materials.
Measure and cut
Draw the shelf with the size you desire and cut it with the jigsaw. Cut the wooden molding in the same size, followed by the shelf. Safety first! Use and wear security gloves while cutting.
Clean the surface
Smooth all the edges of the pieces and clean them with a cloth to ensure they are free of dust.
Glue the moldings
Apply construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One for All) on the wood molding and glue them on the thin side of the shelf. Leave the back side of the shelf free in order to glue it to the wall.
Construct your shelf
Place your shelf upside down and mark out where you would like to place the wooden shelf brackets.
Apply the adhesive
Then apply construction adhesive (e.g UniBond One For All) on top of the two wooden angle shelf brackets. Stick them to the shelf which you have already marked - ensure that they are at a 90 degree angle. Press firmly and twist for best adhesion. Leave to dry for 24 hours. In the meantime, set aside which items you would like to place on the shelf! Books? Pots? Decoratives? The options are endless!
Stick the shelf to the wall
Apply beads of construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All) to the back of the shelf and the brackets. Then press firmly against the wall and twist slightly for full adhesion. Using a spirit level, ensure that the shelf is stuck horizontally on the wall.
Fill the shelf
Now that you have your new DIY wall shelves, it's time to fill them with your favorite kitchen items! It looks so good, you may even consider builidng more shelves to install around the house.