This one’s for Ibabe from Vitoria,
I love cube shelves. My parents used to have two which were dark red as I grew up. Mom had part of her miniature liqueur collection in them. Very 70’s, non? After a move I inherited them and painted them white. They have since hung in my livingroom and in them I display my current favourite nick nacks.
Ibabe spotted the cube shelves in Wille’s room in a photo and wanted to know how I made them. I based the design on the livingroom ones but made them smaller. Wille has nine on the wall above his TV showing off his Simpson’s collection. As he was younger they showcased his built legos and previous to that his dinosaurs.
I used scrap wood like old chip board shelves to build them. They are 11"x11" (28×28 cm) and each piece was simply cut at a 45 degree angle using a mitre saw. The four pieces were then wood glued together, nailed and clamped. Be sure that the angles are 90 degrees as you are clamping or you will have a wonky end product.
To hang the cubes I used these little devices from the hardware store. I first used a fat drill bit to drill holes on the top parts of the shelves and then screwed the little mounting thingys on. For them to hang straight you need to be careful to put the mounts on at the same height on both sides. This way you can use a spririt level to draw a line on the wall, measure in between the mounts and mark on the wall where to hammer in the nails.