kaboodle hack: benchtop shelves

did you know that you can use our benchtops to create stylish open 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.

Creating open shelves is a great way to utilise any off-cuts you may have after installing your benchtop.

how to do it yourself

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 finish and seal any timber or bamboo shelf as you would your timber or bamboo benchtop. If you're using a laminate benchtop for your shelves, you will need to order excess edging strips and use these strips to cap off any exposed edges that you have cut down.

You can then mount your shelving to the wall using the wall brackets or shelf hardware of your choice. If you want to create the “floating look” we would recommend using these brackets from Bunnings.

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.

DIY level – Intermediate