There has already been a significant surge in people taking up various home improvement projects throughout the pandemic, and that’s likely to continue throughout the holiday months. As long as we’re stuck at home, we might as well make it a little nicer. Not everyone has the time or budget for a major renovation, but there are a few relatively inexpensive DIY projects you can take on that can really make a difference in your home, including adding new shelving.
Not only can shelving can add more storage space to your home — it can also be decorative. And best of all, there are plenty of free downloadable woodworking plans that walk you through how to make a variety of shelves. Here are several examples from The Spruce, which are all appropriate for DIY beginners.
Recycled wood pallet shelf
Scrap wood shelf
This one is not only functional — it’s also pretty adorable. And it’s portable: because it sits on top of another surface and isn’t attached to the wall, you can move it around to different parts of your home. Here’s how to access plans for the Truck Shelf from That’s My Letter.