Floating Shelf Project

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Project by jbschutz posted 1299 days ago 1537 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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”.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 1299 days ago

Nice work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 1299 days ago

An attractive solution to a difficult problem. With the ledger board in the rear, I imagine these would support a fair amount of weight and still remain quite stable. Well done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 1299 days ago

Very nice. I like the effect.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#4 posted 1298 days ago

nice hanging solution

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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