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Project by FloridaArt posted 10-17-2009 11:25 PM 3937 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

September, 2009—After I finally got the big screen LCD TV hung on the wall, we needed a place for the electronics. My wife challenged me to make a nice covered shelf that would “float” on the wall without any visible supports. So, here it is. I used some left-over 3/4-inch cabinet grade plywood for the top and bottom, and Canary wood for the sides and front edges. I covered the whole thing in a very light stain, followed by multiple coats of wipe-on poly. I saw something called a “French cleat” in a wood working magazine, so I used it for this project to keep it on the wall. It works great! I enjoyed working with the Canary wood.

The most difficult challenge of this project turned out to be the measurements. I wanted it deep enough for the electronics to fit, but not too deep. So I measured carefully, and still had a problem. You see, the audio/video cables add a couple of inches to the back of the boxes. On top of that, the french cleat eats into space available for wires. Luckily, I found out Radio Shack sells these little compact “L” connectors that are helpful in reducing the space required behind the boxes. It all worked out in the end.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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#1 posted 10-17-2009 11:40 PM

Nice looking shelf.

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#2 posted 10-17-2009 11:42 PM

Well done Art

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#3 posted 10-17-2009 11:50 PM

Art, I like the clean lines and the floating effect. Very nice.

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 01:20 AM

That came out great Art.

That floating hanging effect really sets it off too.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#5 posted 07-09-2014 01:07 AM

That is ver nice Art, I’ve found that they really aren’t that hard to make, after posting mine on my facebook page I already have potential customers that are wanting them:)

I take it that you ran the wires through the wall? Mine is on an exterior wall and didn’t want to mess with the insulation and potential fire hazard.

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