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DIY Dowel Magazine Shelf

This may simply be certainly one of my favorite DIY’s of all time. Can I say that? It’s like selecting out your favorite youngster… Should you had like 800 of them. Yeah, that metaphor went uncomfortably incorrect in the direction of the tip there. Anyway, I actually like this DIY okay. And it’s not simply because it appears to be like nice. Creating one thing that appears sophisticated or tough, however is definitely very simple is my motivation in life.

DIY Dowel Magazine Shelf

I presently use this shelf as a spot for Ollen’s books. It’s in arms attain when he stands on the couch, which implies any magazines will get torn to shreds in seconds. This child has an obsession with tearing something he can into tiny items. Which is de facto enjoyable to wash up. Fortunately he loves his books an excessive amount of to essentially go for them, however we at all times have the Sellotape at hand, simply in case.


DIY Dowel Magazine Shelf

Like I stated, this shelf may look actually sophisticated however in actuality it’s all about drilling eight holes. That’s it actually. You simply should get them in the best place. And that’s the place I are available in!


Full disclosure (right here comes the boring stuff), I initially made this shelf for a collaboration with Black & Decker. They paid me to put up myself utilizing the drill on Instagram, however after this shelf was so in style I put collectively this tutorial. So this put up isn’t instantly sponsored, however I used to be given this drill and paid for the Instagram put up. After utilizing this drill loads, I’m very completely satisfied to suggest it.


You’ll want:

+   2 Lengths of wooden – 70cm x 7cm x 1cm (you possibly can change the size to suit the place you’d just like the shelf simply. Simply change the size of the lengthy dowel as properly)
+   1 x Dowel – 70cm x 2cm
+   2 x Dowel – 20cm x 2cm
+   2 x Dowel – 5cm x 2cm


(Purchase a 2 metre size of dowel and minimize into these items. I like utilizing this saw to create simple, clear cuts)

+   6 x 4cm lengthy screws
+   2 x 3cm lengthy screws (that is necessary – I’ll let you know the place it’s worthwhile to use these)


The width of the screws isn’t too necessary. Simply be sure to have a drill bit near that measurement to make life simpler.

+   2 x Keyhole hanging fasteners
+   Four x 1cm screws


1. Take one piece of 70cm x 7cm and drill a gap at each ends – 2cm from the sting and three.5cm from each side (within the center)

2. Use 4cm screws to connect the 20cm dowel items. It’s simpler in the event you drill a small gap within the dowel however please use a vice to do that. You should use the drill bit supplied along with your drill (on the screw setting).

3. On the second piece of 70cm x 7cm wooden screw a gap at every finish 4.5cm from the sting and 4.5cm from one aspect. Utilizing 4cm screws connect the 5cm dowel items as you probably did within the final step.

3. Put the 2 piece in place as proven above. Be sure that the longer dowel is totally horizontal and isn’t sloping down. Mark the purpose at which each dowels cross on the skin of the longer dowel. Drill a gap at this level and utilizing the 3cm screw connect this to the smaller dowel. Repeat on the opposite aspect.

4. Place the 70cm piece of dowel in place beneath the 5cm dowel. Mark the place they cross on the highest of the 5cm dowel and drill a gap. Use the final two 4cm screws to connect this final dowel on each side.

5. Connect the keyhole hanger fittings to the again of the shelf. Take care when screwing these in that the purpose of the screw doesn’t come out the opposite aspect of the shelf. Be sure that they’re safe however don’t overly tighten the screws. Should you do, simply transfer the becoming barely to 1 aspect and fill the outlet with wooden filler.

Now you can connect this to the wall utilizing Rawl plugs and screws. Slide the shelf into place within the keyhole becoming.

DIY Dowel Magazine Shelf

Actually hope you guys love this put up as a lot as I do! Should you make it please, please tag me on Instagram. It critically makes my day whenever you do!

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