Published at Tuesday, 28 August 2018. Floating Shelves. By Juana Levy.
To make it easiest to mount to your wall, attach the inside boards using the same method or, if you prefer, use pocket holes, simply drill each pocket hole using a jig and then attach with glue and two and a half inch screws. Then do a quick sanding to remove rough edges and to smooth things out next, we'll build the box that will slide onto the shelf support. I used cedar fence pickets to keep costs down and because I, like the gray weather finish, you can get with the steel wool and vinegar stain but feel free to use any type of wood.
You like because I use pickets I needed to use two boards on the top and bottom to be able to have a deeper shelf. The measurements I used can be found in the free plans at DIY Pete comm forward, slash floating shelves, cut the length of each board down to size next put the boards in place to simulate how the Shelf will look.
Deep then lay out the five boards that are part of the shelf support we'll attach each shorter board to the ledger. Using two 3-inch long screws and some wood glue use clamps to help hold the boards in place. If needed, then per-drill and put the screws in through the back of the ledger into the shorter board, use a square to ensure everything is lined up correctly and once the two outer boards are attached evenly spaced the two inside boards or spaced them as needed.
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