Awesome Ikea Hack of the Week: Floating Shelving Unit

In Toronto apartments, storage is a rare find. Problem is, in our small spaces, adding storage often means adding furniture, which can result in making our apartments feel even smaller.

Enter today’s Ikea Hack, which adds storage without making your apartment feel smaller. Floating shelves look great and they’re easy to remove if you ever have to move. Here’s how to make it.

  1. The parts. You’ll need


  1. Do it.

    First, start by painting the brackets and/or shelves with paint, stain or lacquer and let dry. Next, lay out the brackets for installation. The blogger who came up with the design got fancy and had the brackets on alternating shelves, alternate between the front and the back of the unit, and painted each bracket a different colour. You could do the same, or keep all the brackets on the front or back of the shelf. Screw two brackets to the underside of each shelf except one, which will be the base. Then, screw them into the backs of the shelves they’ll attach to.

That was easy! All that’s left is to install it on a wall in your apartment, and we recommend a simple L bracket so it doesn’t fall over.

Source: Teste Di Legno

Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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