Genius DIY: A Make-it-Yourself Modular Shelving Display Wall

Genius DIY: A Make-it-Yourself Modular Shelving Display Wall

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Adrienne Breaux
May 12, 2016
(Image credit: Emma Fiala)

It can be difficult to find bathroom shelving that's functional and attractive. If you want it to also be adaptable as your needs evolve, well, now you're asking for an even taller order. I spotted this lovely and flexible wall of decorative shelving—and you can make it yourself.

(Image credit: Emma Fiala)

The beautiful blue wall from the master bathroom renovation of Ryan & Joanna's Simple Midwestern Update is more than just an accent. It includes a simple, flexible display and storage solution: movable aluminum shelves.

Ryan DIYed this smart stylish design idea. Here he shares more details on how it was created:

The construction is simply 1x6 (1"deep, 6"tall) common board, painted. We used a nail gun at every stud behind the boards (every 16”). Then, we spaced the boards at 1/8”, which is the thickness of the aluminum “shelves” I bought at MetalsDepot.

We used the aluminum to space each board from the top of the wall to the floor. We used aluminum because it's light weight metal, which means there is less weight on the boards.

The shelves are just shoved in the 1/8” spaces, so more weight would cause more sag in the shelves.

As Ryan mentioned, the shelves are just inserted into the boards, without extra support, so don't house your collection of heavy vintage encyclopedias on them. But, it's an adaptable idea useful for different rooms and light-weight storage uses.

Thanks for sharing the details, Ryan. See more of their beautiful home → Ryan & Joanna's Simple Midwestern Update

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