Can you make your own floating shelves? The most cost-effective way to create DIY floating shelves is to buy a larger piece of wood and cut it into smaller sections using a miter or circular saw. Obviously, you’ll want to customize the size to fit the space you plan to hang them. We cut ours to 25 inches per shelf.
Is it cheaper to build your own shelves? Most of the time your DIY shelves will end up being cheaper if you build them right the first time and purchase your own materials. The best upside to building DIY shelves is that you will be able to customize the shelves for your space.
How do you make a simple floating shelf?
How much does it cost to build floating shelves? Approximate Total Cost: $10
The DIY Wood Floating Shelf can be made for about $10 in materials cost. This is the cost for the wood, wood finish, and other basic supplies. *Note: This doesn’t include smaller things you may already have around the shop, including: glue, sandpaper, etc.