DIY Mountain Shelf + Free Plans | DIY Woodworking Project

DIY Mountain Shelf + Free Plans | DIY Woodworking Project

Follow along as I show you how to build your own DIY Mountain Shelf. Bring the mountains to you with these awesome shelves.  


This project is a moderate level project. You will require a nail gun, wood glue, and a circular saw, miter saw or table saw with a sled. I now prefer to use my table saw with a sled for these types of projects, but I would say the next best thing would be a miter saw. 

What you will need for this project 

  • (1 x 6 x 8) x 2 Pine or Spruce Wood  
  • Wood Glue 
  • Brad Nailer + 1 1/4" Brad Nails 
  • Stain 
  • Foam Brush 
  • Paper Towel 
  • Mitre saw, Circular Saw, or Table Saw + Sled 

Cut List

Step 1

Set Miter saw cutting angle to 30 Degrees. 


Step 2

Cut all pieces. I like to write the dimensions of each piece on them with a pencil after the cut to keep them organized. 

Step 3

Loosely lay out all pieces on your work bench in the order they are to go. 

Step 4

Start glueing and nailing each joint together. I am using Titebond III wood glue for this project but any wood glue will work. Just make sure to wipe any excess glue away with a wet towel before it dries. I am also using these corner clamps from amazon. They are not totally necessary but do help hold the joints together while you nail them. 


Step 5

Once all joints are glued and nailed together, sand the piece down with 120 grit and an orbital sander. 


Step 6

Apply stain with a foam brush and wipe off the excess. 

Step 7

Allow stain to fully dry for 24-72 hours and then apply a finish. I am using a spray polyurethane for this project but any polyurethane finish should work! 


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