Make your own hollow shelves for books from mitered MDF, by Karin

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Making your own hollow planks from MDF is easy. Order custom-made and miter-sawn MDF online. You can attach the parts together using small spacers and glue. This way you can easily create beautiful, fully customized hollow planks. 

Description by Karin

I made a row of seven hollow wall shelves in a niche in the bedroom. This created space to store a lot of books.

How I made this project

I had planks mitered. Before gluing, I stuck the long sides of the planks together with painter's tape, then opened them up again and glued them together. I screwed a slat between the plank for extra strength. I attached slats from the hardware store to the wall, fitting exactly between the planks. On the back wall and the side walls. I sanded the corners of the planks a bit, so that they are not so sharp and a bit more round. I then slid the planks over the slats. I then further secured the planks with a screw. I filled the hole and then painted the shelves in the wall color.

Dimensions of my DIY project

60.0 cm wide

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How next?

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€ 267,38

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