Organize and Amplify Your Living Space with This Stylish, DIY Folding Shelf

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If you really enjoy DIY projects and need a part-time shelf in your living room, bathroom, or bedroom, then you might want to check out this excellent woodworking project that helps you create your very own folding shelf. This do-it-yourself assignment can help you organize your space as well as your belongings, especially if you have a lot of books, CDs, DVDs, or knick-knacks accumulating on your floor. This woodworking project could also provide you with the ideal foldable shelves for your detergent bottles, cosmetics, or plants. You could even build more than one of these folding shelves to use whenever you need them and simply fold them up whenever you are not. One of the coolest aspects of this DIY folding shelf is you can fold part of it up while leaving some of it down, so if you need bookends to hold your books in place, voila you just fold the two end slats up while folding the remainder of the slats down. Someone also had the very creative idea of painting a picture on the underside of all the slats so that when the entire shelf is up, you would see a picture hanging on your wall rather than just the slats.

If you live in a tiny home, small apartment, or even a small-sized room, these fold-up shelves would work very well, giving you space when you need it and shelves when you don't. You could even make a slightly longer version of this folding shelf and attach it to the wall at arm-level while you are sitting down, and turn it into a folding desk. Another idea would be to expand this do-it-yourself folding shelf design into a much larger version that is big enough to hold a single mattress that way, you could not only have a fold-up shelf, but you could also have a fold-up bed. You could even put one of these larger versions overtop the other and create your own fold-up bunk beds. There's no end to this wonderful folding shelf woodworking idea to help save you space and make your life much easier.

This excellent folding shelf DIY project tutorial comes from Manuel over at the Instructables website, which is a DIY junkie's paradise. Here, you can learn how to make just about anything by yourself, and you can also share what you make with others so they can learn from you as well. Instructables is an extremely helpful tutorial site where you can learn how to make all different kinds of woodworking items, like DIY lamps, doormats, wagons, bowls, end tables, kitchen knife holders, writing desks, chairs, and floor shelves. They will even show you how to restore antique furniture. There's more to Instructables than just woodworking. It's a great place to learn how to make new crafts; for example, you can learn how to make kids' room wall decorations, bookmarks, magnets, plant hangers, planters, fabric covered notebooks, mason jar lanterns, and even your own bridal or prom dress. In addition to DIY woodworking and craft projects, you can also find DIY recipes, DIY home ideas, DIY technology, DIY outdoors projects, DIY costumes, and even DIY games. If you are redecorating your home or planning a party, you might want to check out the Instructables tutorials for a little extra inspiration. If you enjoy making your own gifts to give away at birthday parties, or other holiday occasions, you might get some fresh insights here as well. All in all, Instructables is a very handy site that should be within reach at all times and don't forget, if you have some of your own tutorials to share, this would be the perfect place to do it.

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