Published at Monday, 27 August 2018. Floating Shelves. By Jordan Mills.
Nursery floating bookshelves, but I think I'm most excited about reading books like the stinky cheese man, so I've still cracked it open, but I look like it promises to be interesting to get started. I began by cutting a 1 by 6 board for the shelves to 20 inches long. Then I cut the same 1 by 6-inch board for the two sides 4 inches long. I clamped a board to the fence to make both cuts exactly the same length. The mounting plate on the back of the shelf is a 1 by 2-inch board cut 10 inches long.
Once all the shelves were assembled, I used wood filler to fill in the holes on the side and painted the shelves white using a nap roller for a smooth finish before hanging the shelves. I've marked on the wall where the wall studs were with painters tape. Then, after centering and leveling each shelf, I screwed the shelf into the wall over the wall studs using 3-inch screws.
This will go in the center of the shelf and it will be covered up by books. That's why it's shorter than the whole shelf. The last piece to cut is a 1 by 1-inch board, that's 20 inches long to match the width of the shelf, and that will be the front rail. I cut multiple of these. At the same time since I built four shelves to assemble each shelf, I started by drilling two pilot holes to attach the 1 by 2-inch mounting plate to the back of the shelf.
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