Statement pieces of home decor, like this wavy shelf, are a fun way to embrace the latest design trends. Lately, we’ve been loving curved furniture and accents, and this playful wall shelf will make any wall pop. This DIY tutorial will show you how you can make a trendy wavy shelf in just a few steps.
- One 3/4 by 24 by 24 inch plywood plank
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Brad nails
- Wood glue
- Safety glasses
- Wood trim router
- Brad nailer
Step One: Measure
With a 24 by 24-inch plywood board, use a pencil to freehand a wavy shape as the base, and make a square to use as the shelf.
The approximate woodcuts are:
- Wavy base: 24 inches by 10 inches
- Shelf: 24 inches by 4 inches
Step Two: Cut
In this step, you will cut both wood pieces with a jigsaw (or any saw you have handy at home). Secure the wood plank with clamps on a working table, put on your protective eyewear and start cutting each piece.
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Step Three: Add a Decorative Finish
If rounded corners are your style, you can achieve this look easily with a wood router. Place a 1/4 inch roundover bit and trim the edges on both sides.
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Step Four: Sand
As soon as all the edges are trimmed, grab a sanding block and smooth out the work you just did, making sure the dust is removed with a clean cloth at the end.
Step Five: Assemble
You can attach the shelf to the wavy base by adding a coat of wood glue and using a brad nailer. Ensure the shelf is centred and levelled with a level. Tip: If you don’t have a brad nailer, you can also use a hammer and nails.
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Step Six: Paint Your Wavy
Lastly, customize this wavy shelf with paint. Brush the first coat, let it dry to touch and apply a second coat. Can you believe you just made this trendy wavy shelf?
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We can’t wait to see your wavy shelf masterpiece!
Photos courtesy of Maca Atencio
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