I wanted floating wood shelves in our laundry room, but I have very beginner construction skills and was on a very tight budget. I decided to try this “cheater” method and was super happy with how easy it was and how great it looks!
Okay, this method will only work if you are building shelves wall to wall, because the supports for the shelves will be on each of the side walls.
Just so you know what I was dealing with before. Yuck.
First, gather your materials. To do this, you’ll need to determine the dimensions you want your floating shelves to be so you can figure out the lumber you’ll need. I wanted mine to be around a foot wide, so I used 1X 12’s. And, my length was 63 inches wall to wall.