Floating shelves for wife

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Made of MDF and Big Box Crown.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 01-04-2008 02:52 AM

Really nice looking shelves. My wifie says she wants some just like them. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 01-04-2008 03:34 AM

Great design. Nice looking project. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 01-04-2008 03:55 AM

They look great!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 01-04-2008 04:18 AM

Nice, How did you hang them?


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#5 posted 01-04-2008 04:25 AM

they are a 5 sided box (left, right, top, bottom, front). A board is milled to fit perfectly into the back. I then hang the board on the wall, screwing into studs. Then I slip the shelf over the board, and screw the shelf to the board from the top. They are very sturdy.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#6 posted 01-04-2008 06:12 AM

Matt, great looking set up.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 01-04-2008 09:13 AM

My wife too, wants these shelves, but in a dark color. I’m going to try to convince her to let me do it in bamboo, but I don’t think she’ll go for it.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#8 posted 01-04-2008 09:34 AM

Very cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#9 posted 01-04-2008 06:01 PM


I did a similar shelf like this, but much deeper for my in-laws. It is their fireplace mantle. I painted it black, and it looks great. It’s amazing how good paint can looked brushed on. Go to a good paint store and talk to someone who knows paint, and you don’t need a sprayer.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#10 posted 01-04-2008 07:54 PM

I need to write this post in a hurry , before my wife sees it,. Very nice.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#11 posted 01-05-2008 02:51 AM

Great looking! Color is a wonderful compliment to the wall color. What type trim did you use?

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#12 posted 01-05-2008 08:36 AM

The paint is the same paint we used on the trim in the house (bright white)—or very close.

The trim is just MDF Crown Molding from Big Orange

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#13 posted 01-05-2008 12:00 PM

Looks good. I did a similar thing with a torsion box shelf.

Torsion box shelf

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#14 posted 01-06-2008 02:18 AM

I may do something similar in our living room. Nice job.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#15 posted 04-06-2017 03:03 AM

nicely done!!!

-- dsb

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