Published at Wednesday, October 17th 2018. by Renee Erickson in Floating Shelves.
Floating cat shows stay tuned. Show you how well today we're going to start this project off with two by fours. First, I'm going to rip down several two-by-four scraps that I have two and a half inches tall. Then I'm going to rip two of these 22-inch pieces to one inch thick that'll be the support that hangs on the wall that holds this floating shelf. These brackets here through to the two-by-four to extend out from the wall to hold the outside of the shelf from falling I'm going to need eight of these I'm making two shelves.
Then I'm going to use these two by fours and per-drill countersink and screw with two screws deck screws, and that should secure it well enough. I flip it over and do the same thing on the other side of it easy eight deck screws total. Now I've got these two ready to go now, I'm going to rip down some plywood, the thickness that I need for these shelves. You can make your shelves any dimension. You want since there's going to be fat cats on this shelf. I don't want to make it extend out from the wall too far.
Otherwise, if the cats leaning on the edge it could possibly bend or come off the wall, now that I got the plywood cut, I'm going to cut some pine boards to the thickness that I need for this, leaving a gap at the top for carpeting to go. So I'm going to need six chunks of this to get all the pieces that I need now that I got all the pieces, I'm going to priests and everything using my down table with my sander. Now I'm going to go ahead and get the measurements for each pine board and then mark the length that we need using a square squaring up the mark.
Now I'm going to head over to my radial arm saw I'm going to cut these boards to the length that may need to be for each piece, knowing that my sock has perfectly nineties, this cut works really well. Now I'm going to glue on the end of the plywood and I'm going to tack, pin nail the pine boards to the bottom, I'm going to use plenty of nails here. So let's wait for the glue to dry and I'm going to use the actual wall. Mount part to make the space for the top inset a little bit, so the carpeting will sit on top of it.
Now I'm going to glue on the front no no miters on this just squared but ends and plenty of pin nails to hold it while the glue dries and here's the one finished one. Now I'm going to sand all the edges and all the sides and then I'm going to fill in all the holes, pin, nails and any imperfections in the wood with speckle. Then I'm going to sand all that flush and smooth. So we'll have a nice finish when I paint it using white face paint, I'm going to paint these things white. A couple of nice coats of white should look really nice on the wall.
There they are painted up nicely with no paint needed where the carpet goes. Now. I'm using a stud finder. I find this. I locate the studs in the wall and then I per-drill, where a screw is going to go, put one screw in the wall level it up with a level and per-drill for another hole, making sure the studs there. Then, after that, I slide on the floater, push it on the wall and it's secure. I hang the second one, the same method locate the studs per-drill level it out and then screw it together with two nice deck screws. At a holder to the wall securely up camera, I cut some carpeting and staple it onto the top. After I mounted it on the wall, I was a fun project. These floating cat shelves go along with a playlist with other cat shelves that my cousin had me make for her.
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