My shape shelves are up, and I love how they turned out! I’ve seen quite a few tutorials online, but I wanted to create a simple version that minimized the amount of power tools needed. They’re still strong enough to hold a few potted plants and my DIY lightbulb light.
After a trip to the hardware store with my bro-in-law, I had him cut down all the wood to 8-inch pieces with a 30-degree angle on each end—then the rest of the assembly was easy-peasy. Added bonus: We were able to create five hexagons for under $20! Score! Steps and supplies, below.
What you need:
1-inch x 4-inch or 6-inch x 6-foot wood
Miter saw (you can also get the wood cut for you at the hardware store)
Minwax Wood Finish in Natural
Yellow acrylic paint
What to do:
Step 1: First, if you are cutting the wood yourself, set your miter saw to 30 degrees, and cut six 8-inch pieces of wood, making sure that the cuts on both sizes are angled inward (see image above).
Step 2: Next create the hexagon, and glue all the joints together with the wood glue. Let dry for an hour.
Step 3: Flip over the hexagon, and on the back side staple each joint together with two staples. Let dry for 24 hours.
Step 4: After it’s dry, sand any uneven corners.
Step 5: Now is your chance to customize. I stained the outside with a natural-finish stain and painted the inside yellow. Let dry.
Step 6: Hammer nails into the wall that will be disguised in the corner of each hexagon, or use a bracket to hang each shelf.
Growing up in Wisconsin, Jenni Radosevich was always creating her own style. If she saw something in a magazine that she couldn’t find in her local department store, she would make it herself. After moving to New York City, Jenni started a career at InStyle magazine, working as a graphic designer and DIY columnist. The column evolved into a website, ISpyDIY.com, and a book, I Spy DIY Style. I Spy DIY has moved into a warehouse studio space, where Jenni and her team teach classes, host DIY events, and continue to create crafty content for the website. Follow along on Instagram at @ispydiy.