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Floating Shelf for Nursery

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Project by JC_WW posted 124 days ago 663 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife charged me with making a floating shelf for the nursery. Catch was, it had to match the existing furniture we already had.

The shelf itself is pretty simple. I just made a box out of poplar and then a support out of pine that bolted to the studs in the wall. Getting the profile to match was the tricky part, I had to go to the community wood shop and use a 1” cove bit. The bit was still a little small so had to employ some optical tricks and hope no one would notice. The stain was matched by Sherwin-Williams and it came out really well.

I used “Goodnight Moon” to make sure it was square (my square was two stories down). If you look at the last picture, you’ll see the extension I had to add in the middle. Some one accidentally cut the board to short and I couldn’t find the board stretcher. Luckily, it’s hard to notice. Comments and critiques are always welcome.

-- Justin C.





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BootsTripp

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#1 posted 124 days ago

I need to figure out where our community wood shop is, I’m sure that would come in handy.
Nice touch with the board stretcher, I saw the photo before reading the explanation and thought it was an intentional detail.
Nice work!

-- The Dude abides

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NaptownWood

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#2 posted 123 days ago

Hahahha, if you had used our copy of “Goodnight Moon” it would have been crooked for sure, the boy has mauled the edges beyond help.

Good looking shelf.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 120 days ago

Great job, it came out a perfect match to the cabinet and very well crafted, hard to see the extension.

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