Floating Shelf for Nursery

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Project by JC_WW posted 12-17-2013 02:31 AM 1567 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife charged me with making a floating shelf for the nursery. Catch was, it had to match the existing furniture we already had.

The shelf itself is pretty simple. I just made a box out of poplar and then a support out of pine that bolted to the studs in the wall. Getting the profile to match was the tricky part, I had to go to the community wood shop and use a 1” cove bit. The bit was still a little small so had to employ some optical tricks and hope no one would notice. The stain was matched by Sherwin-Williams and it came out really well.

I used “Goodnight Moon” to make sure it was square (my square was two stories down). If you look at the last picture, you’ll see the extension I had to add in the middle. Some one accidentally cut the board to short and I couldn’t find the board stretcher. Luckily, it’s hard to notice. Comments and critiques are always welcome.

-- Justin C.

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#1 posted 12-17-2013 03:52 AM

I need to figure out where our community wood shop is, I’m sure that would come in handy.
Nice touch with the board stretcher, I saw the photo before reading the explanation and thought it was an intentional detail.
Nice work!

-- The Dude abides

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#2 posted 12-17-2013 03:33 PM

Hahahha, if you had used our copy of “Goodnight Moon” it would have been crooked for sure, the boy has mauled the edges beyond help.

Good looking shelf.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#3 posted 12-20-2013 04:37 PM

Great job, it came out a perfect match to the cabinet and very well crafted, hard to see the extension.

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