Floating furniture is popular because it has a cool, modern look and it saves space. While you can find many ready-made pieces in stores, you can also make some to fit your own space exactly. Sideboards, shelves, desks, and many other pieces of furniture can be made floating; Such pieces fit in Scandinavian, modern, minimalist, industrial and even vintage rooms – give them a look that you need. Now I want to share some tutorials for those of you who are feeling smart and ready to do something. Find the coolest floating shelves, sideboards and bedside tables here.
This little shelf is so cool not only because it’s floating, but also because it offers some storage space inside. Keep your little things inside to make them hidden! Make as many shelves as you need – the tutorial is pretty simple – and enjoy!
Every dining room or kitchen needs some shelves to store dishes, photos, and other things. Make some comfortable and durable pine floating shelves and mount them on the wall for convenient storage and display. Read the instructions to find out how to make them.
This comfortable floating shelf is very small, but a little different: it also has a back! It makes it more stable and convenient for storage – even the smallest items don’t fall anywhere. Read how to make the piece in the tutorial and enjoy.
These stylish floating shelves have a live edge, which is a hot trend in modern decor: a live edge gives the room a rustic flair. This tutorial will walk you through how to make the shelves and attach them to each wall to make them stable.
Do you need something a little more creative? Here are floating bookshelves! And I’m not just talking about shelves for books – they’re real shelves made of books. Such a cool and interesting display! You can put anything on it: vases with flowers, cameras, souvenirs and other things.
Here’s another floating shelf idea, and this piece is eco-friendly because it’s made from driftwood. A great idea for a beach-inspired or boho room! Although any wood would be sufficient if you have other wood on hand, it’s fine. Read how to make and attach this shelf.
This shelf is a perfect piece for a girl’s corner as it is a floating shelf with a secret room. You will get storage space on and on the shelf – a good idea for storing jewelry and other things. Read how to make a shelf with a secret and enjoy the result!
Make a floating buffet for your dining area or breakfast nook! Such a buffet looks modern and yet neutral enough, offers plenty of storage space and is easy to put together. The basis for the vehicle will be the IKEA Metod cupboard, which has a pretty wooden panel made from a wooden panel. Looks good!
Here’s another cool floating piece, and it’s a floating sideboard. It’s a glossy white piece that’s covered with light-colored plywood for a more stylish touch. Offers plenty of storage space and fits perfectly into a modern room. Choose the plywood color that goes with your room decor.
We love to hack IKEA! The IKEA Besta shelf is a perfect piece to create a stylish floating sideboard. Take a white one and get some matching doors, then some aspen wood to make a cool sideboard top. Cover the top with polyurethane for durability.
This long and stylish sideboard was made from IKEA kitchen cabinet tops mounted directly on the wall in traditional sideboard. The sideboard received a plywood top and elegant buttons for a cool look. Check out how to peel the whole piece off and attach it to the wall.
Another IKEA hack is here! This floating sideboard consists of three IKEA cabinets (above the refrigerator cabinets with Applad doors) with the Ikea mounting rails and fittings. To make it look more stylish, the sideboard is covered with a natural wooden top.
Floating bedside tables
This small bedside table is ideal for those who don’t have space in the bedroom and perfect for those who love to read as the base of this bedside table is a pile of books. You can put anything you want on it: a glass of water, a phone, glasses and so on.
If your bedroom is modern or Scandinavian, this bedside shelf is a perfect fit! The piece is made from a couple of pine boards and is relatively small so you won’t put much on top of it, but it will only make a few pieces. Can be built in a few minutes, have fun!
A standard closet door can easily be converted into a floating bedside table. Renovate the door to your liking and give it a look that fits your bedroom style. Then just clip it to the wall and read the instructions – it’s easy!
This bedside table looks like a box and offers more storage space than a small floating shelf. Build the wooden box and paint or varnish it to your liking. Then add little finishing nails to make the box’s bedside table look cooler and bolder. Enjoy!
IKEA Kallax, formerly Expedit, is a simple and cool shelf that needs to be adapted to the wall. There are so many ways to hack it and use it as you want in your home!
DIY IKEA Kallax benches
Kallax can easily be converted into a bench with storage space. This is a great solution for any modern home where we often lack storage space. You will need a Kallax or Expedit piece, 2 sets of IKEA Capita legs, screw them in at each end and in the middle of the bench, 6 legs total. You'll need to cut the foam to fit the bench. Just put the piece of foam on the bench, mark the edges with a sharpie marker, then use a kitchen knife or whatever you need to cut the foam. The only cut we had to make was to cut the foam piece in half the length. It was pretty much the right size. So we have two one-piece foam benches. Then simply stretch the quilting floss over the edges of the foam and MDF board and staple them with a stapler! After you've basted the quilting, repeat the step, but this time use fabric. Pull the fabric firmly over the edge of the foam / board and baste it in place. Just take some 3 inch screws and screw them into the MDF board from below the bench.
DIY Kallax / Expedit sideboards, bedside tables and other storage items
Since Kallax is geared towards storage, there is no better use for it! So how can you make a Kallax storage unit? Prepare 1/4 "sheet of plywood, 20-30 1" nails, heavy duty sheets, furniture feet, a hammer, and a drill press. Measure the size of your bookcase and cut a piece that is about 1/8 - 1/4 inch smaller on all sides from the 4 x 8 foot sheet of plywood. Paint one side of the plywood backing with the white paint or an accent color. If desired, paint or stain the furniture feet according to the manufacturer's instructions. Let dry. Attach the plywood backing. Place the Expedit / Kallax face down on the floor. Place the varnished plywood back face down on the back of the bookcase, making sure it is centered. Nail the back to the bookcase every few inches around the perimeter until it is fully secured. Screw the top panels with the bookcase down to the four corners of the bottom of the bookcase. Once all of the top panels are secured, screw in the furniture feet by hand.
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