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Urban Outfitters Inspired Floating Shelf

  • November 2, 2016
  • By Sabine

DIY floating shelf

DIY Hanging Shelf

Urban Outfitters Hanging Shelf

A few months ago, my friend, Jalei, showed me a picture of this  floating shelf from Urban Outfitters. She wanted one for her new apartment, but after seeing the price, I decided to make a similar floating shelf for her instead. Let me show you how easy it was to make this shelf.

DIY Hanging Shelf

DIY Hanging Shelf

DIY Hanging Shelf

DIY Hanging Shelf


     Urban Outfitters Inspired DIY Floating Shelf


Step #1: I started with an old pallet I had sitting around.

Steps #2 & #3: I cut four boards @17 inches and two smaller @11 inches. If you don’t have a saw, get a 1 x 3 at Home Depot and ask them to make the cuts for you.

Step #4: I used my orbital sander to make the boards smooth.


Step #5: Next, I applied wood glue  to the boards.

Step #6: A few screws went into the two bottom pieces.

Step #7: I finished with four wood hook screws – one for each corner.

DIY Hanging Shelf

I tied a rope to the hooks and tied a knot at 2 feet. The shelf hangs from a sturdy hook in the ceiling.


To protect the wood from spills, I applied a Polyurethane in clear satin.

DIY floating shelf

I can’t wait to give this shelf to Jalei!

By Sabine, November 2, 2016
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