How to build a space-saving hanging shelf

Hanging Shelf OBN

Here’s a unique looking set of hanging shelves made with steel cable and turnbuckles. It’s easy to build and very affordable.

This hanging shelf system makes a great conversation starter in your living room. Hanging shelves made from steel cable and turnbuckles are something you don’t see in most homes.

DIY Hanging Shelf - Materials needed

Aside from the unique design, these hanging shelves give you storage space. they’re perfect for displaying your book collection. When built properly, these shelves can support a surprising amount of weight so that you don’t have to worry about your books falling over.

The design allows for customization. You can build it to suit a certain area in your home. You can go big or small depending on your needs.

If you like the idea of hanging shelves, why not build one?


  • Reclaimed Timber
  • Turnbuckles
  • Cables
  • Wood Glue


  • Wrench with Wire Cutter
  • Tables Saw
  • Power Drill
  • Nail Gun

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Thanks to Kara Paslay Designs for this great project. You can get the step by step instructions here

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