Floating Shelf Project

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Project by jbschutz posted 02-08-2011 05:41 AM 2095 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Floating Shelves. My son asked me to make him some shelving for his TV room; something sort of modern and minimalist. These were made from a recycled hollow core closet door. I cut the door down the middle, exposing the innards. Then I cut back the cardboard webbing inside, and glued and nailed in a 1” by 1 1/8” strip about 2 inches inside the cavity the full length of the shelf. A 2” by 1 1/8” ledger board was screwed to the wall, and the cavity in the door was slipped over the ledger and screwed in place. The color was created with two coats of flat black latex, followed by a coat of combination poly/walnut stain, going for a popular new furniture color called “espresso”.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 02-08-2011 06:04 AM

Nice work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-08-2011 11:04 AM

An attractive solution to a difficult problem. With the ledger board in the rear, I imagine these would support a fair amount of weight and still remain quite stable. Well done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 03:30 PM

Very nice. I like the effect.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#4 posted 02-09-2011 09:34 PM

nice hanging solution

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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