DIY floating shelves with charging stand

Hey yall! How was the weekend?? We had a great time doing not much:) It was too hot for me to start pulling out the fall decorations…booooo…. I am so itchin for a crisp morning. We did look at a few open houses on Sunday. Yes, you heard that right….open houses. We are just seeing what might be out there….starting to miss our yard a little—especially with 2 pups running around. Most likely we  will stay put…but we are open to possibilities;)

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I shared with you last week or so the redo on my son’s room. I mentioned to my dad what I was planning and he was eager for a project, so he actually built these cool floating shelves for me. I love how they came together! These are a great beginner woodworking project too! My dad used the Kreg system along with some glue. These floating shelves make great use of space—I think they work great in a bedroom but would also work great next to a couch in a tighter family room.

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First thing we did was decide on a size….I thought that the top of the table should by 12 by 11 deep. My dad used the router to cut a 1/2 inch groove close to the sides (left and right hand) along with a 1/2 inch hole so that the phone could charge while it stands up. Bubs uses his phone for an alarm…so this feature was key. Total cost was $28 bucks! (not including stain…because I used what I had on hand) I decided to stain them a dark walnut—wiping the stain on lightly and wiping it off quickly. I didn’t want a lot of color….just a rough stain look. I used two coats of poly on the top.

floating shelf

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Once the shelf was complete we attached to the wall with anchors and screws.

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Here are the other projects I have shared so far in this space…..will share a few more projects soon:)

(lighting is from World Market)

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Teen room design plan

Wood wall

Have a great day!

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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