I built these using a combination of Shanty2Chic's and DIY Pete's methods and adapted them to fit my measurement requirements. You can read about and download free plans from Shanty2Chic's website here. You can watch their video tutorial on that same page, as well. You can watch DIY Pete's tutorial here.
I wanted my finished shelves to measure 20" w x 8" d x 3" h. Therefore, it took some tweaking. It would have been easier to build the shelves thicker as shown in the tutorials and I wish I had of followed the tutorial.
The reasons it was not a successful build:
- There was only one wall stud to screw into and we only used regular drywall screw-in anchors for the other attachment spots.
- The base that the shelf slid onto was too narrow and therefore not stable.
- The shelf was built too deep for the narrow & unstable base structure.
To read about the redo done right, click here.
I removed the details of the build due to the fail. Again, you can check the new and done right shelves here: