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10 ways to use a floating shelf

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A floating shelf is a fantastic way to add storage in your home, combining style and function.

Check out some creative ways Bunnings Workshop community members have used floating shelves to upgrade their homes and let us know if we can help you do the same.

1. Floating timber shelf by @ProjectPete 

Pete’s custom floating timber shelf for his son’s nursery is a stylish, yet practical addition to the little one’s room.


2. Garage organisation by @prettyliving 

Who says a garage must always be messy? Experienced Bunnings Workshop member Jess added a floating timber workbench in her garage for added functionality.


3. Bag and shoe organiser by @Tara86  

A terrific example of how to use non-functional space to your advantage. Tara used the Flexi Storage shelving range to build this accessible children’s bag and shoe rack behind her front entrance.



4. Recycled Messmate floating benchtop by @LePallet 


Using strong steel brackets, creative Workshop member Rylie created the look of a floating benchtop for a home hairdressing salon.



5. Laundry wall makeover by @Nkbarfield 


Workshop member Nkbarfield expertly built this floating shelf feature in the laundry along with an industrial hanging clothes rail. A practical and efficient solution for maximising storage in a busy area.



6. Floating shelves by @wooshka 


Using recycled Jarrah timber, community member wooshka created this stunning set of shelves to store children’s games and puzzles in the shed.


7. Floating shelf for laptop station by @hazesnow 


This beeswax-polished plywood floating shelf created by Hazel allows for a neat display and additional storage above a workbench. A great feature for any home office.


8. DIY floating shelves, desk and loft bed by @Tara86 


A beautiful and practical sanctuary. Tara used leftover fence pickets to create floating shelves for her daughter’s room, spray painting the ends to match her daughter’s bed.



9. Updated toilet and floating shelves by @Trying 


Now you see it, now you don’t. Workshop member Trying added a floating shelf above the toilet to creatively hide a damaged portion of the wall.


10. Floating shelf by @Starkers_17 


Adding storage above a workbench, experienced maker Sean cleverly attached this floating office shelf to the wall using a false back – perfect for those internal walls without studs.



How to install floating shelves


Chic and versatile, floating shelves are a simple and stylish addition to any room. Learn how to install them in this step-by-step guide:  How to install floating shelves.

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