Try This At Home: Minimalist Cube Shelf


Hello, I’m happy to be back here on Emma’s blog to show you another one of my DIY or Try this at home! projects. Every autumn it’s the same thing, I long to redecorate or make something new. Autumn is the season when I have the most ideas and energy and the least amount of time.


I have been planning to make this minimalist cube shelf for a long time and realized when I made it that it doesn’t actually take a lot of time to finish. With some good preparations it can be ready to go on the wall as soon as the paint is dry.



You will need:

One length of 7×7 cm (appr. 3″x3″) wood beam (these are usually sold in standard lengths of 240 cm)

Wood glue

Small nails


Metal loops for wall attachment

White paint




Start by cutting 10-12 small squares 7x7x7 cm and one 33 cm long piece from the wooden beam. Paint them all white.

Create two modules made of two cubes glued together, and two modules made of three cubes like in the picture above. To make the construction stronger you can use nails, but a strong wood glue should do the trick.



Glue the modules together like in the picture or create your own creative version with the cubes. Paint everything again if some flaking or chipping has occured during the construction. Screw the loops onto the back, use at least two. Use a level when hanging if you want the shelf to be completely straight.



I like displaying my favorite things and change it around often, so this shelf is the perfect spot for creating your own little still lifes.




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Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: [email protected].