Floating bookshelf

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Project by rweitz posted 12-21-2010 06:00 AM 1356 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a bookshelf I made for one of my sisters. It spans the 10’ room from one wall to the other directly above her french doors in her office. She needed a place to stack her reference books for her landscaping design business.

The “IVA” you see on the left hand side is really “DIVA” since she is the garden diva!

The shelf looks like a thick beam, but it’s really constructed from 1×12” pine top and bottom with a rabbeted poplar facia on the front. The between the 1×12’s there are some studs cut to fit. Each end is supported by a 2×2 glued and screwed to the wall and in two places evenly spaced across the width of the shelf, metal shelf brackets and hangers were used to provide support. The bracket hangers were cut into the back of the shelf and the bracket themselves slipped inside the shelf to provide the support and remain invisible.

Finished with the same trim paint as the rest of the room.

Most important – she loved it!

-- You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford

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#1 posted 12-21-2010 06:27 AM

good job
I have made these, only smaller

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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