Easy DIY Hanging Shelves

Y’all.  Nesting is a real thing.  My husband and I have been renovating our bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom for the last couple of months to get ready for our first baby.  The nursery has been kind of on the back burner this whole pregnancy, but we figured being almost 37 weeks is a pretty good time to finally start decorating right??  Even if we were having a girl, I’m convinced our nursery would look exactly the same.  We tend to lean towards a masculine, gender-neutral, boho/beachy style when decorating.

For those of you who don’t know this already, my husband and I moved to the Gulf Coast of Florida last January to start a family business flipping houses.  In addition to his endless talents when it comes to working on homes, my husband is insanely gifted in all things wood.  He builds handmade surfboards and SUPs as a casual hobby, if that gives you any ideas about his talent level.  I asked him to throw together some hanging shelves for our little dude’s nursery, and I thought I would share the wealth and give y’all this super simple step-by-step process!  You can supplement the stain and cord color with your own personal preferences, of course.


Materials & Tools

Materials

  • 6′ of 1/8″ Black Paracord per shelf ($.14/ft)
  • Early American Minimax Wood Stain ($5.00)
  • Cheap brush or rag ($1)
  • Drywall Anchors (Typically < $5 for a pack)
  • 1″x6″x8′ Piece of Pine ($12.38, but enough for 6 Shelves)
  • Keychain ring (Not Pictured, 1 Per Shelf)

Tools

  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Drill Bits
  • Lighter
  • Pencil

Dimensions (Measure Twice!)

Each shelf is 14″ long (5 1/2″ Wide) , but this can be adjusted per your wall size.


Cut Once!

Be sure to wear eye and ear protection when working with power tools. Miter saw (pictured above) can easily be replaced by a Circular Saw, Jig Saw or Hand Saw.

PRO TIP: Home Depot or Lowes will sometimes cut your pieces for length for you for free or a small fee!


Mark Drill Holes

Mark each boards in each of the 4 corners, 1″ off the back/front edge and 1″ off the side. I like to make life easier, so I made myself a template. (The picture shows 1/2″ marks instead of 1″, but it helps illustrate the process.)


Choose the Right Drill Bit for the Job

I ended up going with a 1/4″ bit for this specific cord, but a slightly larger bit can be used if you have trouble threading your paracord in later steps.


Drill Holes

Drill holes in each corner. (You can start with a smaller bit to reduce tear out)


Stain

Using a cheap brush, lather the stain on to the wood. This stain is hard to get off of your hands, so be careful or wear gloves! After the stain sits on the wood for a couple of minutes, wipe it off with a disposable towel or napkin to reduce blotting and the chance of an uneven stain.


Wrap Brush

Wrap brush in a wet towel as “Top Sides” dry, to re-use on the Bottom sides later. This prevents the brush from drying out.


Cord

  1. Cut two pieces of cord, 36″ long. These will be your two “sides”
  2. Pick which side of the shelf will be your “Top” or pretty side
  3. Tie knot on the bottom side of both “Back Holes”
  4. Run Each line through the Keychain
  5. Pull line through the front holes (to be knotted on bottom side)
  6. Make Triangle holding key chain portion at opposite end (pictured above) and knotting the “Front Hole Knot” so the triangle allows the keychain to just reach the other side of the board.
  7. Whatever you do with length, JUST BE CONSISTENT! The above steps are just a good rule of thumb that works out for whatever length of board you decide on and is a lot easier than doing complex math to figure it out!

And there you go!! Enjoy!:)

-Kori

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