|Project by Rick||posted 09-07-2016 01:17 PM||1028 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Video of compartment: https://goo.gl/photos/XCBRAQ612LVYCxAd9
I decided to make some quick and dirty floating shelves for the first time. It’s not a highly visible location so I used cheap pine plywood, butt end joints, glue and nail gun. I had been waiting for enough time to do it the “right way” but then it never got done. So I did it the fast and dirty way and I think they still look great. And they’re done!
I used 2×4’s for my supports. I only hit one stud so I used 2 lag bolts which hold it Very securely in place. The bottom shelf has the hidden compartment. I got the magnetic latches from HD. They come with a metal plate but I had to use a magnet for one of posts, one each side, to increase the holding power. I slipped the shelves over the supports and held them in place with two screws from the top.
Stain: General finishes candlelight. I first applied mixwax prestain. Also the stain went on very dark so I later removed some of it with mineral spirits to give it a more subtle color.
Finish: Satin wipe on poly. 4 coats.