Maple Wall Shelving Unit

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Project by Bryan Patterson posted 05-19-2020 05:38 AM 627 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build a floating maple shelving unit in my Family Room. The Hard Rock Maple “beams” I chose to mill were so incredibly heavy I could barely carry them myself. These beams are secured on 3 iron posts (7” long) that I screwed to the solid wood backing. This is why I removed the drywall. Instead of replacing the drywall, I installed 3/4” exterior grade plywood as a substrate to accept the cultured stone. The maple beams are 8’ tall x 4” thick x 10” deep. I was going to originally set maple shelves inside the dados I cut, but the more I got into this project I decided to use tempered glass. I also decided to finish the surrounding wall with cultured stone instead of drywall. I installed LED lighting on the top maple shelf. I rerouted all of the electrical wiring, installed a new switch and black, countersunk outlets at the top of each shelf for the LED lights.

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#1 posted 05-19-2020 03:05 PM

outstanding work!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#2 posted 05-19-2020 06:40 PM

You must not have little kids. But you have great taste, and even better construction skills. This looks great! Well done.

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