|Project by Brawny||posted 11-21-2015 08:56 PM||1134 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I got a commission to build some floating shelves for a kitchen. I also was asked to demo the old cabinets and as this was an older home I ran into a few snafus during this process. We ended up tearing all the sheetrock of the kitchen wall in order to repair some electrical and plumbing work. So, I took the opportunity to insulate the wall and install some steel brackets for the shelves that are sure to support whatever they decide to put on these shelves.
The shelves are made from cherry plywood and I basically made a 5 sided cube with some internal structure that corresponded to the location of the steel brackets on the wall. This allowed me to just slide the shelves in place and scribe where necessary. I decided that I wanted to mitre all the joints in order to make the shelves look “solid”, that was a huge pain in the A, but it worked out. The finish is 5 coats of arm-r-seal, which is the first time I have used this finish and have to say I am very pleased with the outcome. Being that these are in the kitchen and they are using these shelves for dishes, I wanted something that would hold up well to plates and glasses that may have a bit of moisture on them from being washed. As with all of my finishes I am curious to see how well this holds up.
I am curious to hear if anyone has any suggestions for finishes in these types of situations. Leave in the comments below. Thanks in advance.
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