How to Make a Hanging Wall Shelf

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This hanging wall shelf is a great starter project which will teach you the importance of accuracy. The joinery has a twist on the classic joints which include the stopped housing dado and the stub mortise and tenon. Whether you choose to use it as a spice rack for the kitchen, a trophy display for the living room or even a cosmetics storage for the bathroom, this project is a great addition to any home.

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For this project you will need:

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Cutting List

DescriptionImperial SizeMetric
Top and Bottom16″ x 4 ½” x ¾”406mm x 114mm x 19mm
Sides x 222″ x 3 ¾” X ¾”558mm x 95mm x 19mm
Middle Shelf13 ½” x 3 ¾”” x ¾”340mm x 95mm x 19mm
Top Rail*13 ½” x 2″ x ¾”343mm x 51mm x 19mm
Middle Arch Rail*15 ½” x 2″ x ¾”394mm x 51mm x 19mm

*Leave these slightly long as we cut these to exact length later in the project