Published on September 25th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Hang ‘em up!

Materials: Ekby Tryggve shelves, metal chains, four sturdy hooks, four small hooks for each shelf

Description: I’ve just moved into a new place and I like raw materials – wood, metal etc. One of many DIY projects was to create a hanging shelf. I used three Ekby Tryggve shelves, chains, and hooks.

This is how I did it:

1. I measured where I wanted the shelf to hang from the ceiling, drilled holes and screwed sturdy hooks into the ceiling from where the chains would hang.
2. I drilled four small holes on the sides of each of the Tryggve shelves. I used three shelves but you could use more than that. I screwed small hooks into each hole, with the hook opening facing down.
3. I hung four chains (in this case 5 feet each) from the ceiling hooks, then hooked the three Tryggve shelves onto the chain. Done!

~ SK, New York

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7 Responses to Hang ‘em up!

  1. iio says:

    This is great. Thank You.

    I live in a 16th Century house with horse hair and plaster walls. I cant fix anything to them.

    I do have ancient oak beams in the ceiling tho which will support anything hanging from them.

  2. Great idea! Why do people “critique” based upon their personal lifestyles? I’m assume that the form and function of your idea works wonderfully for your home needs.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think you should still secure it to the wall.

  4. Definitely going to try using this as an alternative to glass shelving for our windows! THanks for the idea!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Glass vase on what’s essentially a swing…!? This thing needs a 3 ft safety zone around it.

  6. Bricolando says:

    DanSam, I just pictured that happening here with my two cats :D

    Great idea though. I’ll try to use it for something else :)

  7. DanSam says:

    You obviously do not have cats! My cats would use this as a swing and knock all of the nice glass items on the floor.

    I do like the look of it though. Well done and very original.

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