Hello friends! These DIY Hexagon Storage Shelves are such a great project to make for any room of your home. When I built them I had been working on updating my office and making it more functional for my never-ending craft/DIY/video projects, so I’m going to show you how to build them! I made five of these shelves, but you can make more or less, whatever fits your needs best.
- (5) 1 x 6 Ft. Boards
- Wood Glue
- Sand paper
- 1/4-inch Sheet of Plywood
- White Paint
- 3/4-inch Brad Nails
- Sawtooth Picture Hangers
- Miter Saw
- Orbital Sander
- Safety Glasses and Ear Protection
- Strap Clamp
- Brad Nailer
Build DIY Hexagon Storage Shelves
Cut your boards down to size. All the cuts will be at 30° so set your miter saw at that angle and leave it for all these cuts. My hexagon sides were 8.5 inches on the longest side. You are able to adjust the length to any size that you want as long as you leave the cut at 30°.
I have some adhesive measuring tape on my miter saw that makes it easy to cut the exact length I want every time without measuring. Without that you will need to cut one end of the board at a 30° angle and measure the long edge at 8.5 inches then cut the other angle at that mark but going to opposite direction. You should have a long side and a short side to each segment, the long side being 8.5 inches long. I prefer to flip the board over rather than readjusting the miter saw for all of these cuts.
You will want to cut six boards for each hexagon shelf unit.
Next, we’ll glue up the project. I use tape on the outside…
…then flip the entire piece over and spread wood glue in the crevices.
I then fold it into its shape and use an adjustable strap clamp to tighten up the joints while the wood glue seals.
Once the glue has cured, remove your clamp.
Now we make the back board of each hexagon. I typically trace the outside of the hexagons then cut just inside that line with my jigsaw.
Finished hexagon shelf:
Paint or finish your shelves as you please. I chose to paint mine white so that the inside of the shelves would brighten up my office. I left the hexagon part the natural pine color.
Next, apply wood glue and use a brad nailer to secure it to the back of the shelving frame.
These shelves are definitely easier made in bulk. Meaning, if you want multiple shelves to display together, complete each step for multiple shelves at the same time rather than building them all individually.
Add two or three coats of polyurethane. This will protect the wood and paint.
Add sawtooth hangers to the back for hanging on the walls.
And voila! Here is what they look like finished and installed! I love them and they hold a great amount of supplies!
If you want to add the optional shelves as seen in some of the hexagons in these photos, cut a board with 30° angles on each side that will stretch across the entire hexagon. You could glue them in if you want them to be permanent, or just leave them and let the weight of the supplies hold them down. I did the latter so that I’d have the option to remove them if I decide to change things up.
These DIY hexagon storage shelves are such a fun addition to my office. I hope you loved this project and find the tutorial easy to follow.
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Thanks for reading. Get out there and make something!
I know it says (5) 1x6ft boards. But how long of boards did you purchase 5 of? Im assuming it 1in x 6in boards. Can’t wait to add these to my craft room!
Wow it’s really wow…..I like the design….add some led light too 🙂
I love these shelves! And I really love that you added a couple cross-sections to give yourself even more storage. I love all the colorful paint containers that add interest to the shelves
Sheri - Hazel + Gold Designs says
Thank you so much Toni! I like seeing the paint colors every day. 🙂