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Project by cstrang posted 11-11-2014 11:03 PM 2456 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were in need of some shelves to put movies on. I wanted something that would look nice, be functional and wouldn’t break the bank. These shelves consist of one sheet of 5/8” particle core birch and some scraps for the cleats on the wall to hold them up. They were a nice quick project that only ended up costing about $50.00. I stained them brown pear tree and finished with lacquer.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.





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lew

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#1 posted 11-11-2014 11:17 PM

Looks really great, Chris!

Floating shelves have such a nice crisp, clean look.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-11-2014 11:44 PM

looks really great, i like the color you picked..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 11-12-2014 12:57 AM

Chris, looks great, functional, now your ready for the neighbor kids to come over…. I take it you just put a couple of screws through the top to hold in place????

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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cstrang

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#4 posted 11-12-2014 01:08 AM

Gshepherd, their in the office I have set up in the house so if any kids pop by they shouldn’t be climbing around in that room anyway… if they are ill limit it to one child at a time, under 4’ tall with adult supervision… may have to carve out some sort of sign, next project I guess haha.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 11-12-2014 02:10 AM

Nicely done Chris! Great Color and a Well Balanced Look.

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 11-12-2014 02:47 AM

Very nice!

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Roger

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#7 posted 11-12-2014 02:19 PM

Nicely done. How do they stay upright? I don’t see any “book-ends” of any sort???? Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#8 posted 11-12-2014 03:52 PM

Nice job. I like all the supports you have coming from the wall cleat. Thanks for sharing!

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#9 posted 11-12-2014 07:33 PM

Good to see a fellow Whovian and Stargate fan!! Shelves look awesome too!! Probably gonna steal this one!

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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cstrang

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#10 posted 11-13-2014 07:58 PM

Roger… their balanced there, the only ones that are gonna need bookends in the future are the row of just dvd cases, no box sets, the rest stay up great on their own

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#11 posted 11-14-2014 05:27 AM

These look great! What dimensions did you go with? Also, did you just 45 them and glue them?

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cstrang

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#12 posted 11-14-2014 11:46 AM

trevor, thanks! they are 8” deep, 4” thick and 48” long. Their 45 glued, and some brads.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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ThomasMaloney

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#13 posted 11-24-2014 06:36 AM

Sometimes, it takes a little bit of creativity to find the right shelving and storage for your place. I have also done the same at home where I try to envision the room and somehow, I would stumble into furniture fairs finding the right pieces of furniture and storage ideas. Sometimes, it takes a little bit of imagination to make things happen.

-- Thomas Maloney @ http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/brisbane/

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Reaperwoodworks

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#14 posted 01-04-2016 04:37 AM

Awesome. Floating shelves are so awesome looking. I love the “meat” of yours, nice and thick. That color is pretty fantastic too.

-- Website: www.reaperwoodworks.com, Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ognomZyK6V0VwdokBcixw

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