Floating Shelves

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Project by CanadaJeff posted 02-13-2011 11:11 PM 6792 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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An early valentines day gift for my wife.

Made of pine and birch plywood.
I made the three shelves different sizes, more for the aesthetic look rather than a uniform same size look.
The shelves are unfinished, just a very light coat of poly for a little protection.
I chamfered the edges to take away any harsh corners.

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#1 posted 02-13-2011 11:45 PM


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

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 12:16 AM

Well done sure liked it…

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

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Paul Pomerleau

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 12:46 AM

Nicely done.
I have a pine theme in my basement and would love to build shelves such as this.
Could you please take a picture of the hanging mechanism?

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 01:57 AM

I can do one better, here is a link to a plan that uses the same hanging mechanism.

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Paul Pomerleau

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 03:01 AM

Thanks Jeff.
I don’t know why I keep thinking it’s more complicated than what it actually is.
I hope mine turn out as nice as yours.
Keep up the good work.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#6 posted 02-14-2011 03:34 AM

its amazing how a simple little project like this can look so good. nice work jeff

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#7 posted 02-16-2011 12:42 AM

pauljp, you could also just use a french cleat.

-- The Dude abides...

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