Decorative Wood Shelf Plans

A decorative shelf is a great place to display a cherished collection or additional storage for knick-knacks and supplies. A seamstress will appreciate a useful shelf to store thread, while a kitchen will benefit from an easy-to-reach coffee mug shelf.

Free decorative shelf plans are an easy way to learn woodworking skills. Easy-to-follow directions make it a perfect project for the kids and are great gift ideas for the holidays.


Various styles of shelves are available, from heart and bow motifs to contemporary and Shaker designs. Choose a style to match your decor, or punch up a wall with a bold accent. Use inexpensive plywood for a painted shelf for children or an exotic hardwood for a collectors display shelf. Customize your shelf plans size to fit your wall space and dress it up with molding or trim.



A Bow Shelf

A Bow Shelf

Here are plans for a unique bow shelf. This wooden shelf consists of a flat shelf with the underneath support in the shape of a bow.


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Glass Shelving

Glass Shelving

This display shelving design is easy to create, while giving a professional look. The glass supports give this shelf a unique style.


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Decorative Shelf

Decorative Shelf

This display niche looks difficult as it's built into the wall, but it can be easily constructed through these plans. Looks great in any modern home.


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Heart Shelf

Heart Shelf

Simple and easy instructions for an adorable shelf with three pegs and three hearts underneath for support.


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