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Modern Woodworking Project #3: Modern Floating Shelves with Frames

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Blog entry by TimberBiscuit posted 12-20-2021 08:35 PM 659 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I am making some floating shelves with floating frames. These combine the ever-popular floating wall shelf with a picture frame border attached via a small groove. These make a great addition to a gallery wall or by themselves for you to display pictures, knick-knacks, and trinkets!

The floating shelves are made of sturdy white oak, and the frames are walnut. I used a cool technique to ebonize the walnut by combining steel wool and vinegar to make iron acetate. When you apply this to walnut, it brings out the natural tannins in the wood to make it black. This is a fun way to “stain” wood without the painful process of actually staining the wood. And this technique can be used on other woods with ample tannins like oak, cherry, and mahogany.

Watch the Build Video Here

-- Shane Mitchell - YouTube.com/c/timberbiscuitwoodworks - TimberBiscuitWoodworks.com



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#1 posted 12-21-2021 03:25 PM

Embracing modern floating shelves with frames can be a perfect way to organize your home or office. In fact, when it comes to the style, it reminds us about the impressive artwork floating on the corridor. VillPace

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#2 posted 12-21-2021 03:31 PM


Embracing modern floating shelves with frames can be a perfect way to organize your home or office. In fact, when it comes to the style, it reminds us about the impressive artwork floating on the corridor.

- pyamd

Thanks! Yeah, I was going for a modern gallery look.

-- Shane Mitchell - YouTube.com/c/timberbiscuitwoodworks - TimberBiscuitWoodworks.com

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