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Custom Corbel Shelf


bchaffin15
bchaffin15
bchaffin15
bchaffin15

We wanted a hallway table that looked like it belonged in our house. After buying one and noticing it never really fit right, I decided to make a built-in shelf that would be off the ground. I found a similar design on the internet, and replicated it to the size that we needed. After a long time on the scroll saw, I glued all the pieces together, trimmed it out, stained, painted, and roughed up. (The corbels are made from 1x material on the outsides, and 2x material for the middle piece. The middle piece is slightly smaller to create the dimensional effect) Mounted them on the wall and threw a stained 2x12 across the top for the perfect fit. I mounted them on the wall using a heavy-duty shelf mount that I cut the 45 degree brace off with a grinder. This left a nice L bracket. I routed out the back and top of the corbel so the bracket would sit flush against the wall and the top. Of course, I could not find studs centered in the wall where I needed them, but I did use super heavy-duty drywall anchors to mount everything into. Even though this piece looks intricate, it’s just a bunch of small pieces put together. Time consuming, but not too difficult. Feel free to ask any questions.

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  • This really does look like it fits your space perfectly! The corbels ore really impressive! Seems like you know your way around the scroll saw! 
    By RYOBI NATION, on May 3, 2018


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Custom Corbel Shelf

by bchaffin15
May 02, 2018

We wanted a hallway table that looked like it belonged in our house. After buying one and noticing it never really fit right, I decided to make a built-in shelf that would be off the ground. I found a similar design on the internet, and replicated it to the size that we needed. After a long time on the scroll saw, I glued all the pieces together, trimmed it out, stained, painted, and roughed up. (The corbels are made from 1x material on the outsides, and 2x material for the middle piece. The middle piece is slightly smaller to create the dimensional effect) Mounted them on the wall and threw a stained 2x12 across the top for the perfect fit. I mounted them on the wall using a heavy-duty shelf mount that I cut the 45 degree brace off with a grinder. This left a nice L bracket. I routed out the back and top of the corbel so the bracket would sit flush against the wall and the top. Of course, I could not find studs centered in the wall where I needed them, but I did use super heavy-duty drywall anchors to mount everything into. Even though this piece looks intricate, it’s just a bunch of small pieces put together. Time consuming, but not too difficult. Feel free to ask any questions.