|Project by cjwelch||posted 02-21-2015 01:53 AM||1218 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
Although this is by no means a spectacular show of woodworking, I though some might be interested in how to do these types of shelves.
I used 1/2” by 10” lag screws driven into the studs to support the project. Once driven in, I cut off the heads of the bolts. I drilled holes in the board that matched the lag screws in the studs to mount the shelf. It was fairly easy to slip the shelf over the lag screws, but it did require some slight readjusting on one of the shelves. The only thing holding them on the screws is friction. You would really have to be trying hard to get these things off so there was no need for glue.
The wood is approximately 100 year old 2” x 10” floor joists reclaimed from a building that were stripped out after a fire in downtown Birmingham, AL. Only treatment was cutting them down to size.
Does anyone else have some experience with floating shelves like these?