Shelf with hidden ajustable wall fastener

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Project by spanky46 posted 2010 days ago 2848 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these in 2006, the oak shelf was for my wife and me. The other two are maple, Christmas gifts for my daughters. One natural and the other was stained to match furniture in their houses.
When thinking about these projects I know my daughters are “level challenged”.
I wanted to make the shelves as easy to hang as possible. Basically I mortised out the support board to accept the two uprights and elongated the holes in the mortise to adjust the shelf for level. I then drilled and counter sank four holes in the back edge of the top. I put brass inserts in the support board to receive four quarter inch brass machine screws. After the shelf is mounted you can’t tell how it is fasten to the wall. I like this system so well I use it on anything I build that hangs if possible.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#1 posted 2010 days ago

That’s a pretty neat idea, Spanky! Nicely done.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#2 posted 2010 days ago

Great idea!

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#3 posted 2010 days ago

I really like the last two “gifts” . Who was your source for the carvings ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 2010 days ago

Nice project and very good idea.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 2010 days ago

Thank you all

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 2009 days ago

Hi Spanky,

Great job.


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