create floating shelves with Front Porch Properties

See how Rachael Turner, licenced builder and owner of construction company, Front Porch Properties creates stylish floating shelves with offcuts from kaboodle timber benchtop

Did you know that you can use our benchtops to create stylish floating shelves? Our range of timber, bamboo and timber-look benchtops are ideal for creating floating shelves that are not only functional, but double as a design feature.

Watch our mini masterclass above as Rachael guides us through, and scroll down as we document the process step-by-step. 

Creating open shelves is a great way to utilise any off-cuts you may have after installing your benchtop. Rachal Turner (Front Porch Properties) used our natural timber american oak benchtops and also rounded the edges to create a stylish design feature.

To re-purpose a benchtop for wall shelving you simply need to cut the benchtop down to your desired depth, then cut again into the lengths required. You will need to sand, finish and seal the timber shelf as you would your benchtop.

Rachael used wall mounted dowel brackets which she has fixed to the wall. On the back of the shelf, Rachael has also used a router but you could use a chisel if you prefer, to check out the back of the shelves which will house the brackets. For additional security, Rachael then secured the shelf through the panel to the left of the shelf.

To create the curved design feature, Rachael used a jigsaw to cut off the corner and then sanded it back!

We hope you’ve been inspired to create some DIY floating shelves in your home. Watch the mini masterclass below, where Rachael takes us through how she created these floating shelves.

CAUTION: make sure you follow the instructions provided with your wall hardware precisely, and that any weight limits are considered with the shelves loaded – not simply the shelf weight on its own.

We hope you’ve been inspired to create some DIY floating shelves in your home. Get started by selecting your favourite timber, bamboo or timber-look benchtop.