|Project by CBoone||posted 04-21-2015 08:15 PM||1119 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
To complement my last project, a walnut plaque for a Euro Mount. I wanted to add some floating shelves behind the bar in my Man Cave. Just as I did with the plaque, I used walnut. The shelves are about 20” long and about 6” deep. I used my router to cut a 1/2” rabbet on the inside of the fronts and sides of the shelves so that the top would sit flush. I beveled the corners at 45 degrees so there is no end grain showing. I then glued up the joints and the top. I used my ROS to sand from 80 grit, all the way to 400 grit, added some Danish oil, and a couple coats of satin poly. To hang the shelves, I just used some scrap wood to build a frame for the shelves to fit on and secured the frame to the wall. I then applied some glue to the tops of the frames and sat the shelves on top. As you can see in the picture, I had to bring in an expert to check the sturdiness of the shelves. She approved, and that little smirk on her face is definitely because she knows that in a matter of months, Daddy’s “man cave” will become a playroom, with all kinds of pink toys and stuffed animals. I guess that’s ok as long as she still lets me hang out there every now and then.
-- Casey, Houston, TX