How To Build Floating Shelves For Kitchen

The kitchen is a favorite place for many people. It is not just a place to prepare meals, but it’s also where people come together as families and friends to share food and spend some unforgettable moments. That is why an organized kitchen is essential because it makes the cooking experience much more enjoyable. However, there are so many kitchen storage options that sometimes you may be confused on what to choose. So, if you are looking for a way to add more storage in your kitchen but don’t want to use up much space, then building floating shelves could be the ideal solution for you.

Tools and Materials


  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Level


Step 1: Create a template

To get started, cut a piece of paper to the same dimensions as your shelves. Then draw a vertical line down the middle of the sheet, making sure it is centered horizontally and vertically. This will be where you place your cross pieces for support.

Next, measure out one-half inch from each side of each line (for example: if you have drawn an 18″x22″ piece, then measure out 9″ on either side). This measurement will determine how long your cross pieces are going to be. Make sure they’re at least as long as they need to be—you don’t want any gaps between them! If there isn’t enough room on either side for them all, then use multiple sheets of paper until you have space for what’s needed.

Now that we’ve got our template ready to go… Let’s start building.

Step 2: Cut the wood

Now that you have your wood, it’s time to cut it down to size. First, measure the length and width of your shelves, which will depend on how many shelves you want and where you are going to put them. For example, if there is an existing shelf space on one wall of your kitchen or pantry, then the dimensions may be set in stone already. If not, then use a pencil and ruler to mark off this measurement on each piece of wood.

Once you know how big they need to be all together (not including any trim), choose your saw type based on what tools you have available:

  • Miter saw: This is a great choice if you have one lying around because it’s easy for beginners and does not require much precision when cutting wood (just make sure that whatever blade is currently being used has been changed). You can also purchase miter-style blades from most hardware stores; however, if using an old blade that has been used previously by others or hasn’t been properly maintained over time due its age/wear rate then don’t expect perfect results from using these types of tools alone because these problems could cause serious damage during operation so keep this fact in mind before making any final decisions about whether or not these types of products should represent part of their overall purchasing strategy when deciding upon which type(s) should represent part

Step 3: Make a jig to cut the plywood

With your plywood cut to size, it’s time to make a jig for the saw. A jig is a template or guide for cutting the wood. It tells the saw where it needs to go and saves you from making mistakes when cutting the shelves. There are several different types of jigs that work well for this project; here are a few examples:

  • For example, one option is using two pieces of wood that form an X shape on top of your plywood piece. Then use clamps to hold them down while you cut through both layers at once. This method works great but takes some time because it involves two cuts instead of one (one into each piece). However, if you’re looking for precision in cutting multiple shelves exactly alike, this might be the best option for you.
  • Another good technique is using metal angle brackets (sometimes called L-brackets) as guides during sawing operations; these brackets can be affixed directly onto any flat surface like table tops or countertops where they’ll keep everything stable throughout cuts with minimal risk involved since nothing else needs securing beforehand either way around—just line up your measurements correctly first before applying pressure evenly across all edges until done.

Step 4: Cut the plywood

To cut the plywood, you have several options. The first is a circular saw with a cross-cutting blade. A miter box and miter saw can also be used to cut the plywood. If you don’t have either of these, use your jigsaw or table saw for the cuts needed for this project. Finally, if you want to get really old school with it, hand-held crosscut saws work as well.

By now you’ve probably noticed that there are several ways to measure and mark your cuts on this project—and that your cuts aren’t going to be perfect 90° angles every time (or even most). As long as they’re all close enough together (within about an eighth of an inch), you’ll still end up with great-looking shelves when it’s time for assembling them together.

Step 5: Add Supports and Finish With Stain

Step 5: Add Supports and Finish With Stain

Now that you have all of your pieces prepped, it’s time to start assembling them. You’ll want to add supports for each shelf so that it doesn’t sag under the weight of whatever you put on it. Start by using a circular saw or jigsaw (a jigsaw is great for more intricate cuts) to make two notches in the underside of each shelf where your support beams will go (you can see these measurements in our template). Once this has been done, place one beam perpendicular between two shelves and then screw into place with 2-1/2-inch screws; repeat with remaining beams until all four corners are complete.

Use sandpaper or an orbital sander on wood filler if there are any areas where two pieces meet up but need fitting together before staining

Hurray! You now know how to build floating shelves for kitchen.

Congratulations! You now know how to build floating shelves for kitchen. This knowledge can be used in a variety of ways:

  • You can use it to build your own floating shelves at home.
  • You can use it when building floating shelves for other rooms in your house, like the living room and bathroom.
  • And if all else fails, you can even use your newfound skills to design and build floating shelves for other rooms of people’s houses—perhaps as a side gig?


And there you have it! Your very own floating shelve for kitchen fit for all your small appliances. Remember that this is just one of many ways you can build a floating shelve for your kitchen, so feel free to experiment with other designs and materials as well. Just keep in mind that you also need to consider where you are going to install the shelf before deciding on materials or design. After all, it’s not much use if your floating shelf doesn’t match up with your home decor.

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