Floating Shelves

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Project by MistakeMagnet posted 503 days ago 1380 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A recent edition of Wood Magazine offered this design. I pretty much followed their directions as closely as possible. The only thing I changed was that the spine is removable on mine. This item would be very awkward to move when complete as per the plans in the magazine. It turned out pretty good.

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#1 posted 503 days ago

cool looking

-- Joel

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#2 posted 503 days ago

That is a nice shelf.. Very well done..

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#3 posted 503 days ago

Going to have to borrow this idea ;-) nice work!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 503 days ago

Very ironic – i have all of the pieces cut out to make mine but havent started assembly just yet. My spine is going to be walnut and the shelves are osage orange for dramatic contrast. How did you make the spine removable? Did you just screw the entire spine assembly to the base?

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#5 posted 503 days ago

I used T-nuts and 3 inch long, 1/4 inch bolts. The T-nuts came in a pack of 4 so I tried to used 4, but I ended up using just 3 which works fine. Look forward to seeing yours.

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#6 posted 500 days ago

Very well built and executed. Like the choice of wood color and the joinery. Well done!

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