Who doesn’t love picture on the wall? I do! We all have that heart for a gallery wall and showcasing art and our photos in them. I was thinking of something that would be useful to give an accent to my picture frames aside from hooks and strips. So, I came up with a picture ledge shelf.
Display your photo or memorabilia on photo ledges. It is a modern display that you can put in your entryway or living room.
Hundreds of amazing DIY projects can be done using plywood. Since we have a lot of plywood in the garage, I chose to use it as the main material for my picture ledge project. With the power of paint, it turned out the way I wanted it to be. This shelf project is for beginners and advanced DIYers. If you are into simple home decor, you’ve got to try!
What you need to make a DIY picture ledge:
- 1/4″ birch plywood
- Wood glue
- Painter’s tape
1. Cut Boards
First, cut the boards to size. You need a 22″ x 4″, 22″ x 3″, and 22″ x 1″ to make the full ledge. If you’re concerned about the plywood splintering, tape the wood where you’re going to cut before cutting.
Add a thin line of wood glue to the front and back edge of the 22” x 4” board
On a flat surface, place the 22” x 1” against the front of the board and 22” x 3” in the back. Use clamps to hold it all together while the glue dries overnight.
Use painter’s tape as necessary to paint a pattern on the shelf
Attach a sawtooth hanger to each corner on the back or screw it directly to the wall for a more secure hold.
That’s it! You can do a quick DIY picture ledge and display it with your photo frames anywhere you would love to display it.
I love how this little shelf turned out and is the perfect display for my letterboard. Get your own square letterboard here!