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Floating shelves are a visually appealing, versatile solution for functional storage or displaying your favorite things. They require no visible means of support, make them a minimalist decor style that adds interest to lackluster wall space. Their simplicity also means that floating shelves lend themselves to easy DIY versions. Easy to install, functional, and fun to do, they’re the perfect DIY project.

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1. Gather your supplies

Putting together a small list of inexpensive supplies first will make your DIY floating shelf construction easier. A stud finder allows you to locate the most secure part of the wall to hang your shelf. You can use wall anchors instead if you choose. Use a level to prevent an uneven shelf installation. To attach each floating shelf to the wall, you’ll need a sturdy floating shelf bracket, available online or at any home improvement store. A drill makes it easier to install hardware that holds the shelving in place.

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