DIY Floating Shelves

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Project by Dimensions posted 01-22-2019 03:20 AM 817 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this set of floating live edge shelves for a client that loved my recent desk build from Sweet Gum. I made my way back to my local sawyer who had some of this beautiful black gum. I kept the live edges and also mimicked a live edge on the ends of the boards by cutting them irregularly and shaping them with a grinder. Check out my process here…

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#1 posted 01-22-2019 03:08 PM

very cool idea love the rustic look of those skelves,the wood,rope and pulleys all go very well sure your client was very happy with results.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-22-2019 03:11 PM

Thank you

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#3 posted 01-22-2019 03:15 PM

I like this.. could you eliminate the wall cleats?

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#4 posted 01-22-2019 03:17 PM

You could eliminate the cleats on the wall and replace them with dowels possibly but there has to be something to support the back side of the shelves and since the live edge wasn’t uniform i wanted to ensure there was enough material to support the side against the wall. Thanks for watching!

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#5 posted 01-23-2019 09:54 AM

So cool and authentic, rustic design. I like combination with ropes and metal wheel.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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