This post is long overdue! We have an affinity for shelving, and have incorporated shelving in each of our 5 kitchens. Shelving adds character to a kitchen and offers a space to display pretty dishes, plants, and even artwork! It's one way to make a kitchen feel personal. We're excited to finally share all about our kitchen floating shelf DIY...including our first ever tutorial video! We built this shelf for $77 and could not be happier with it.
Notes: We opted to go with 12" boards. The front piece adds 1/2", so our shelves are 12.5" inches deep which fits our dinner plates perfectly. In the Ada flip, we went with 10" shelves (see that kitchen here). The thickness of our shelves is 2.5" inches (1" aspen + 1" aspen + 1/2" rod).
We opted for 1" Aspen from Menards, which has a pretty clean hue. We were not able to find white oak, and red oak would have been too orange compared to our floors. Poplar is inexpensive but does not take stain well. If you can't find white oak, we recommend aspen or ash!
The lumber and materials for this project cost $77, which was a fraction of the price it would have costs to hire this done or purchase these custom made. The entire project took about 3 hours. My Dad was a huge help. Had it been just Ty and I, it would have taken twice as long!
We are very happy with the finished product. There is something fulfilling about learning how to complete new projects that you can take with you and apply to future properties. Something tells me will we be repeating this DIY in homes to come!
Stay tuned for more DIY content and videos! Next up....we are shiplapping the dining room and taking y'all along!