DIY Plans to Build an Atlantic Wall Shelf
I love the idea of this wall shelf – especially in places where space is at a minimum! The DIY plans to build an Atlantic Wall Shelf feature a shelf on top, three open cubbies, and decorative metal shelf brackets. This shelf is so easy to build using plywood and can be finished in a variety of ways in a few hours!
- 1-1/4″ brad nails
- Edge banding, optional
- 2 decorative metal shelf brackets
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
- 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-11/16″ x 16-1/4″ – Sides
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 10-1/4″ x 21-1/2″ – Bottom
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/2″ x 21-1/2″ – Back
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 2-1/2″ x 21-1/2″ – Front
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-3/8″ x 10-1/4″ – Divider
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 8-3/4″ x 21-1/2″ – Shelf
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 9-1/2″ x 23″ – Top
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Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly!
Cut the pieces for the sides. Draw the lines for the angles on each piece and cut with a jigsaw or a bandsaw.
Cut the piece for the bottom. Secure the bottom to the lower edges of the sides with the back edges flush using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the piece for the back. Secure the back to the sides and the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the piece for the front. Secure to the lower angled edges of the sides, flush with the bottom, using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the piece for the divider. Draw the lines for the angles and cut with a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Secure the divider to the bottom, back, and front using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the piece for the shelf. Secure to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Add a few brad nails through the shelf into the top of the divider.
Cut the piece for the top. Secure to the top of the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Attach the shelf brackets to the bottom.
Finish as desired. As a side note, the shelf itself should be secured to the wall studs.
This shelf would be a fabulous addition to a bathroom (as shown in the initial plan drawing) or in a mudroom to hold hats and scarves! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build an Atlantic Wall Shelf? Leave a comment below!