This is a DIY project that combines minimalism and storage.
This is a DIY project that combines minimalism and storage.

After graduating from college, I moved to my very first apartment. It was so small – less than 50 m2. When you have limited living space, you do your best to maximize what you have. This is why I love furniture items that double as storage.

If you have zero woodworking skills, seek help from a professional.
If you have zero woodworking skills, seek help from a professional.

Today, my husband and I live with our kids in a home large enough for the family to freely move around. But one thing stuck with me – I still go for practical home furnishing. This is why I was really impressed when I came across this DIY project. It’s for a floating shelf with storage. I like that it’s minimalist in design and that I can store things inside it, too!

If you’re planning on taking on this project but you have limited woodworking skills, seek help. The shelf will come out great if done correctly. I had one made by a good friend and I loved it!

Materials:

  • Wooden board
  • Wire
  • Gel Stain
  • Pre-stain Conditioner
  • Wood glue
  • Screws

Tools:

  • Circular Saw Crosscut Jig
  • Measuring Tape
  • Drill
  • Heat Gun
  • Shrink Tube
  • Pocket Hole Jig
  • Trim Router
  • Table Router
  • Table Saw
  • Biscuit Joiner
  • Circular Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Clamp

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Wanna learn how to make this DIY floating shelf with hidden storage? Watch this.