We’ve all got books and ornaments that we want on display, but don’t have the space to put them. A niche is the perfect solution. A niche is a recessed space in a wall that can be used for storage or as a decorative feature. If you’re looking for a way to add extra shelving to your home, niches are an excellent starting point. They look good, save space and are easy to install once you know how. This article will show you how to build floating shelves in a niche so that you too can enjoy this clever storage solution in your own home.
Mark out the depth of the niche on two pieces of timber.
- Mark out the depth of the niche on two pieces of timber.
- Cut out the timber so that it is exactly the same size as your niche.
You should now have one piece of timber that fits perfectly into your niche and another piece of timber that is too big to fit in there at all.
Draw a line from one side to the other in order to use as a guide when cutting the timber.
- Find a level surface to work on, so that you can cut the timber to your desired size.
- Use a tape measure to measure out the size you want for your shelf and mark it with chalk or pencil, then draw a line from one side of this measurement all the way across to the other side with your marking tool (you can use anything that can make a straight line).
- Make sure your saw is sharp before starting work, as this will make cutting much easier and safer! If possible, wear safety goggles as well in case any pieces fly off during cutting—this will make it easier for those pieces not only not hurt you but also not damage anything else nearby if they were to hit something else after being cut off by the blade of your saw.
Cut the timber using a circular saw, so that you end up with two identical pieces.
Now you can cut your timber using a circular saw, so that you end up with two identical pieces. Using the brackets as a guide, cut the timber to fit inside the niche itself and to be the same size as it. Place your new shelf overtop of your brackets and attach it on all four sides using screws or nails, making sure to space them evenly on each side.
The pieces of timber should be cut to fit inside the niche itself.
The pieces of timber should be cut to fit inside the niche itself. This means that you need to make sure that your timber is the same width as your niche and also the same length and height.
You will also need strong brackets to hold shelves in place.
You will also need strong brackets to hold shelves in place. You can buy these from a hardware store, but it’s best to pre-drill holes first so that you don’t make too many mistakes when you go to screw them into the wall. The brackets should be screwed into the niche’s edge, and then you can screw your floating shelves onto those brackets.
Pre-drill four holes into each solid piece of timber, so that you can put screws through them and into the brackets.
Use a drill bit that is the same size as the screws, and pre-drill four holes into each solid piece of timber, so that you can put screws through them and into the brackets. This prevents the wood from splitting. It also makes it easier to screw the screws into place, as they will go right through with no hassle.
You should now be able to lift up your solid piece of timber over the four brackets holding your niche together. You can then use a drill bit that is the same size as your screws and pre-drill four holes into each corner of this thick plank (to match up with where you have inserted brackets). Once this has been done you will be able to screw all eight pieces together without any issues.
Place your solid piece of timber over the four brackets, and screw it into place on all four sides.
Once your brackets are firmly attached to the wall, place your solid piece of timber over the four brackets and screw it into place on all four sides. It’s important that you make sure your bracket is affixed sufficiently high up in the wall for stability (usually about 1/3 of its length).
So go ahead and get started on building those floating shelves in a niche.
Do this for both pieces of wood, so that all eight brackets are attached to something solid.
You’ll need to do this for both pieces of wood, so that all eight brackets are attached to something solid. Make sure the brackets are spaced evenly, and affixed high enough up in the wall so that they don’t get crushed under too much weight.
Make sure that they are spaced evenly, and all have an equal number of shelves on top.
When building your floating shelves, make sure that they are spaced evenly and all have an equal number of shelves on top. The best way to do this is to use a level and pencil as you go, ensuring that the pieces are horizontal with each other before gluing them together. If you don’t have a level available, hold the pieces up against one another in the final position they’ll be installed and adjust accordingly until they line up perfectly before gluing them down. You’ll also want to ensure that these pieces are affixed sufficiently high up in the wall: about 12 inches above where you want your first row of books or objects displayed should suffice for most people’s purposes—but if you’re concerned about stability, check out our guide on how exactly how much weight should be placed on each individual piece before making any final judgments.
It is important to make sure that they do not get too much weight on them, and that they have been affixed sufficiently high up in the wall.
- Make sure that the shelves are not overloaded. The weight of whatever you place on the shelf should be distributed evenly, or else it could fall off and break.
- Make sure that the brackets have been affixed sufficiently high up in your wall. If they aren’t secured enough, they might fall out of place or even worse: break apart when something heavy is put on them.
- Don’t put too many things on each shelf! This can cause an overload which could lead to disaster if one thing falls off onto another thing – who knows what will happen then…?
- Do not put anything too close to either end of these floating shelves; this would make them unstable because there isn’t enough support from behind where there should be more material supporting all sides equally so as not to tip over easily if something happens like bumping into someone accidentally while running around trying to pick up all their clothes before leaving home late at night (which happens often).
Once you have finished building your floating shelves, they should be ready to use immediately. You can now place any items that you want on top of them, and enjoy the way they make your room look more organized and sophisticated. If you feel confident in yourself as a DIYer and are looking for a fun project to try out this weekend, why not give this one a shot?