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Project by bo67 posted 03-08-2017 05:36 AM 566 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter in law wanted some floating shelves for my granddaughter’s room. Had to fit in a corner. She still needs to paint them but I think they turned out well.





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mikeacg

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#1 posted 03-08-2017 01:00 PM

They look great! Could you share a bit about how you built them and how they attach to the wall? Are they removable?

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 03-08-2017 02:03 PM

Looks good….......I would have opted to cut a big radius in the one corner that isn’t attached to the wall so no one catches that in the face or back or somewhere painful in the future. Or at least cut it at a 45 degree angle.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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bo67

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#3 posted 03-09-2017 06:30 AM

Hey Mikeacg, I built these in two pieces, I will try to explain
These shelves are 30 inches long and 11 1/4 inches deep by 3 inches thick
take a 2×4 30 inches long, and (4) 2×4’s 9 3/4 inches long and rip them to 2 inches wide
I used a Kreg pocket hole jig and attached the shorter 2×4’s to the long 2×4
2 pocket holes per brace, I also added a 4 inch screw on the back side of each brace.
I then took a 1×4, cut it down to 3 inches wide, two pieces, one on the front and one down the side
I then cut 1/2 inch plywood for top and bottom.
using the 2×4 frame I built my shelve box, attaching the plywood to the 1×4 with glue and nails
shelve box will slide off of frame. I then attached frame to wall. I was able to put screws into 2 studs and into corner stud as well. The shelve box slides over the frame, and once painted I will attach the shelve box to the frame with a couple screws just so no one can pull them off.
As I read what I wrote it sounds complicated, but it didn’t take long at all to build, and I was just using so
me scrap I had lying around in my shop. You can change dimensions easily to get the look you want. Would be easy to remove if you no longer wanted them on the wall, just have to fill in the screw holes

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bo67

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#4 posted 03-12-2017 07:46 PM



Hey Mikeacg, I built these in two pieces, I will try to explain
These shelves are 30 inches long and 11 1/4 inches deep by 3 inches thick
take a 2×4 30 inches long, and (4) 2×4 s 9 3/4 inches long and rip them to 2 inches wide
I used a Kreg pocket hole jig and attached the shorter 2×4 s to the long 2×4
2 pocket holes per brace, I also added a 4 inch screw on the back side of each brace.
I then took a 1×4, cut it down to 3 inches wide, two pieces, one on the front and one down the side
I then cut 1/2 inch plywood for top and bottom.
using the 2×4 frame I built my shelve box, attaching the plywood to the 1×4 with glue and nails
shelve box will slide off of frame. I then attached frame to wall. I was able to put screws into 2 studs and into corner stud as well. The shelve box slides over the frame, and once painted I will attach the shelve box to the frame with a couple screws just so no one can pull them off.
As I read what I wrote it sounds complicated, but it didn t take long at all to build, and I was just using some scrap I had lying around in my shop. You can change dimensions easily to get the look you want. Would be easy to remove if you no longer wanted them on the wall, just have to fill in the screw holes

- bo67


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