|Project by jbschutz||posted 02-08-2011 05:41 AM||1665 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Floating Shelves. My son asked me to make him some shelving for his TV room; something sort of modern and minimalist. These were made from a recycled hollow core closet door. I cut the door down the middle, exposing the innards. Then I cut back the cardboard webbing inside, and glued and nailed in a 1” by 1 1/8” strip about 2 inches inside the cavity the full length of the shelf. A 2” by 1 1/8” ledger board was screwed to the wall, and the cavity in the door was slipped over the ledger and screwed in place. The color was created with two coats of flat black latex, followed by a coat of combination poly/walnut stain, going for a popular new furniture color called “espresso”.
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