Last week, we finished our first DIY project. Wall to wall shelves.
material we used
Five 2×12 Douglas fir wood
30 L shape brackets
We were looking for some very thick wood, we found those Douglas fir from Home Depot. They are usually used as headers in construction. Not thick as I expected, but these are the best i can found😢.
I sanded these woods first, and rounded the edges a little bit, then painted by wood oil. I picked dark walnut to match the floor color.
after that, we started to hang the brackets. First, find the studs on the long wall, and make sure they are level. On the other two sides, the studs are exactly at 12″ place, but! The wood are actually only 11″. 🙄 so we used heavy duty anchors, four on each sides.
I was trying to make the cut out for the brackets on shelves, but! The 2″ wood are actually only 1.5″. And the bracket is 1.5″ as well. I don’t want see the bracket from top, so just leave it as is😑
next step, put the shelves on the brackets. We recutted four to five times😂 since the sizes didn’t fit.
Last step, screw the brackets from the bottom.
I felt hesitated because I think they are too thin, even every time when I saw them, I just feel they are so beautiful. But I really want more thick shelves and have four instead of five, because the top shelf is really too high for us. But finally, only the second one from bottom is easy for us to reach😑, so, anyway.