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  • Stackable Shelves

    Make your own stackable shelves. A simple shop-made jig makes this project simple to build and a snap to assemble.

  • Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build Hexagon Shelves

    These shelves come together quickly with a saw and glue. You can build a trio for your living room and even more to gift to your friends and…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Hang Shelves

    Would some shelves help you get more organized? Don’t know how to hang shelves? Here are some tips and tricks that make the job simple.

  • Simple Box Shelves

    Organize the clutter. These simple, but handsome, box shelves will store books, hats, shoes, and all kinds of knick-knacks. You can even sit on…

  • How to Make Your Own Built-In Shelves

    Use this project for built-in shelves to unlock hidden storage space between the studs in your walls. Install a single, open box of shelves, or…

  • Leaning Tower of Shelves

    We'll show you everything you need to know to build this handsome shelving unit in a day. The shelves are tough enough to hold books,…

  • Stylish Shelves

    As far as built-in bookshelves go, this is one of the easiest projects to build yourself. We used basic building techniques and cabinets from a…

  • DIY Box Shelves

    Box shelves are inexpensive, easy to make and highly versatile. Make the combination of sizes and depths you need for any room, from the living…

  • How to Build a Floating Shelf

    These shelves are handsome, easy to build and inexpensive. And they're strong even though they have no visible supports. They appear to…

  • Showcase Shelves: DIY Bed Built-ins

    Nightstands are just not big enough for everything: lamp, alarm clock, phone, photos of your kids … so books, magazines, your tablet or…

  • Over the Door Display Shelf Plans

    Build a display shelf over the door to show off your knick knacks or to add storage space to a small room. As a bonus, if you increase the…


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