Floating Crate Shelves

September 3, 2014
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What’s better than floating shelves? Nothing.

Well, except for making it yourself and how cheap this project was. $35 + stain will get you floating crate shelves. I had three of these crates stored away in the Red Autumn closet (oh yes, there’s a closet full of happiness waiting to be completed and shared) I thought I would need to add to our crate bookshelf, but then I had an idea…

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Three crates did the trick for our king size bed. Here’s what you’ll need:

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I started a movie and began the tedious work of staining. It was worth it.

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Screw the shelves into the wall using a drill. I used a lot of screws, better safe than sorry! It’s very sturdy. I have thick hardcover books and flowers on the shelves.

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I love the simplicity of floating shelves and the rustic feel of the crates, combined together make a happy project. Happy nesting!

*You should also check out DIY Crate Bookshelf!


  • Reply Linda Donnell September 4, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Amber….. What a beautiful site! I love your art work and I love you!

    • Reply Amber Apple September 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Thank you Linda, what a sweet thing to say! I love you too :)

  • Reply Victoria Tiedemann September 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I love this idea. It looks beautiful by the way.

    • Reply Amber Apple April 1, 2015 at 9:21 am

      Thank you!

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