These Wall Shelf Plans
are Free!
And Easy to Assemble!
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These wall shelf plans incorporated antique door knobs.




These wall shelf plans are free, and designed for the woodworking beginner.

This page, Page 2, shows you how to build a wall mounted shelf using pocket hole screws.  It also shows you how to hang your completed decorative wooden wall shelf.

If you plan to use a two-tone paint scheme as shown in the photo, it would be MUCH better to do the staining, varnishing and painting before assembly!  Even if you plan to paint your wood wall shelf all one color, it is much easier to paint before you connect all the pieces.

Page 1 of these wall mounted shelf plans 
shows you how to collect the tools
 and materials.

It also shows you how to cut and drill all the pocket holes for each of the ten pieces of wood needed for these Kreg plans.




The link to the
free download of the woodworking PDF
for these wall shelf plans is at the bottom of the page.


ASSEMBLE YOUR WALL SHELF PLANS

The first step in assembly is to attach the bottom shelf using pocket hole screws.

Mark a line 3/8” from the back of your side piece. The bottom shelf and cleat will both be offset by 3/8”.

Mark a line 3 1/2” from the bottom of the side. Align your bottom shelf along those 2 lines; clamp in place and drive your pocket hole screws.

Repeat for the other side.



The apron for these wall shelf plans sits under the bottom shelf.

Mark a line 3 1/2” from the front of the side. Align your front apron along this line and flush to the bottom shelf. The apron will be 1” back from the front of the shelf. Clamp in place; and drive your pocket hole screws.

Repeat for the other side.



The next step is to add the top shelf which is flush with the top of the sides.

The next step in these Kreg plans is to attach the top shelf. Align the shelf along the top edge of one side; clamp in place, and drive the pocket hole screws.

Repeat for the other side.



The cleat under the top shelf gives the shelf strength, and a place to hang the shelf on the wall.

Align the cleat along the 3/8” offset line you had drawn earlier, and butting up to the top shelf. Clamp in place and drive the pocket hole screws on both sides.



Bead board is tacked to the back of the cleat and the back of the bottom shelf.

The next step in the construction of these pocket hole plans is to attach the bead board.

Insert your piece of bead board into the 3/8” offset you created in the back.

Nail that bead board, with very fine finishing nails or tacks, to the cleat at the top and the back of the bottom shelf.



Simple molding, made with straight cuts, is one option to dress up the wall shelf plans.

The next step is to attach whichever top molding you chose to make.

First, connect the 3 pieces of molding together. Align your side pieces with the front piece of molding; clamp in place; and drive your pocket hole screws.

Then, mark a line 1 1/2” in from each side edge. Align the inside of your molding along that line, and then nail in place.

This diagram shows the simple molding.



Mitered corner molding is another option for the top of these wall shelf plans.

This diagram shows the mitered corner molding.

Please note, with both types of molding, that the pocket hole screws will be on top, where they will not be show.



There is a free download of a woodworking plan PDF for these wall shelf plans.

Assembly of your decorative wall shelf is complete and ready for you to hang.



The wall shelf is screwed to the wall through the cleat with the holes covered by wood buttons.

Your completed wall shelf can be hung with screws through the cleat underneath the top shelf.  As you can see in the photo, the screw holes were covered with wooden buttons which were painted the same color as the shelf.



With only 7 pieces, this wall shelf plan can be built by the woodworking beginner.

Click here or on the photo
for the free download for
woodworking plan PDF for this Kreg wall shelf plan.



Leave these free wood shelf plans
to see how to build a wooden bench
using pocket hole screws.

Check out our second set
of Kreg plans - all of which are free.

In addition to our wall shelf plans,
free book shelf plans can be built
using pocket hole joinery.












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