I love the idea of open shelving in kitchens. They are a great way to add a custom feel to any kitchen, and of course display all your dishes!
I wanted to build shelves and then attached to them to the wall.
I made my shelves for about $40.
I bought 2 1inch x 12inch x 8 foot pine boards from Home Depot.
Out of those boards I cut all three of my shelf tops, my corbels, and my 1×2 back support. I made my own pattern and cut them out with our jig saw. You can buy pre-made ones from Home Depot if you don’t want to cut your own out.
After you have everything cut out we added a bead of glue along the edges and used our nail gun to secure them.
It should look like this after everything is glued/nailed together. (this is the view from the bottom)
Next if you want to add your decorative molding and wood fill any gaps with a stainable putty.
Now we are ready to stain them. I used General Finished Antique Walnut gel stain. I love how rich it makes the grain look!
Now you are ready to hang them. We drilled through the 1×2 piece of pine straight into the wall, make sure you hit a stud so you don’t loose all your pretty dishes.
Now you have pretty shelves to display all your treasures!
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