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Had to dye the jatoba shelves to match the mantle which for some reason was much redder when installed a few years back. Plywood box with 1/4” tiger maple veneers.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com
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#1 posted 07-07-2013 02:10 AM
Tim, could you show the hardware or mounting method for these shelves? Thanks Pat
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#2 posted 07-07-2013 05:02 AM
Nice shelf. Gotta luv Razzoli.. :)
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#3 posted 07-07-2013 11:58 AM
Nice looking floating shelves. They always look so nice because there is no visible means of support. Great job.
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#4 posted 07-07-2013 06:30 PM
Thanks guys. Pat, I don’t have construction pictures but the shelves are a basic plywood box with a center rail for stability. The screws are covered up on the front by the finished maple thick veneer. I used the 3” Fastcap cabinet screws from Woodcraft and IMO they are the best cabinet screws available. They even have a new drill bit to countersink the head. The tops of the left and right shelves are not connected. The righthand shelf top has holes cut in to run wires. The mantle shelf was built a few years ago and is hanging on a French cleat. Here’s some pics.
#5 posted 07-07-2013 11:14 PM
Tim, thanks for the reply but now I’m more confused. Do you screw the frame to the wall and then add the skin over it? If went to You Tube and looked at their product video which look like great products. Its always nice to have options. Pat
#6 posted 07-08-2013 01:53 AM
Build the frame then glue a veneer over the frame to cover up the screws and the edge of the plywood (note: the bottom is also a 1/4” veneer plywood applied to a 1/2” plywood sheet). It is a snug fit and there are a couple screws going into studs on the left and right as well as the back.
#7 posted 07-08-2013 02:08 AM
Tim, this really shows me how you did it. I didn’t realize the dark shelf was separate I thought it was all assembled first and couldn’t figure how you then drove the screws into the studs. Do you put some stops on the bottom of the dark shelf so it can’t move? Many thanks for taking the extra time to explain it. Pat
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#8 posted 07-08-2013 03:14 AM
Looks good thanks for sharing the construction details
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#9 posted 07-09-2013 06:06 PM
Like the clean look of the hanging shelves. Looks sturdy and well installed. Great job!
#10 posted 07-09-2013 07:08 PM
Pat… the tops just sit on top (except the center mantle shelf) so I can have access to surge protectors and wiring.They use gravity joinery. :)
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