Published at Wednesday, October 17th 2018. by Madeleine Dillon in Floating Shelves.
Floating shelf with just two dollars worth of hardware and hardware? Now, before we get started, I just want to point out that this is definitely not a bookshelf or a shelf or other large or heavy objects. Those types of floating books at their floating shelves would have to be integrated into the frame of the house. This is just for small items, a little accent shelf for little things that you just want to have to hang around.
So let's get started, here's what we'll be using for this project, a small piece of scrap wood. This actually came from a pellet, an angle grinder to long quarter-inch lag bolts, a quarter-inch drill bit and a smaller drill bit to per-drill the studs in the wall. The first thing we need to do is remove the heads from the lag bolts. Next I'll make a slot in the end of the lag bolt for a flat head screwdriver, it turns out this wasn't really the best idea. The only tricky part about this project is finding a way to drill the holes parallel to the edges of the board.
If you can't drill straight, your shelf won't sit straight on the wall, I'm using the mill because that's the only drill press I have, I measure out 16 inches from hole to hole. So I hit two studs in the wall. Now it's just a matter of drilling as deep as I can. Now I can insert the lag bolts into the shelf and use the level to get aligned properly with a few taps. I get indentations in the wall to locate the holes I'll be drilling with the holes drilled.
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