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6' Wall Shelf Part 2:


SawzallKB
SawzallKB
SawzallKB
SawzallKB

Part 2: Had more photos, that I thought you should see.

Used all but 1 12" x 8' strip of 3/4" Oak Plywood on this shelf. Applied Birch edge veneer and stained it to match the oak by using the pigment off the bottom of some Maple stain I had, then Natural Finish to blend it. Just used Natural Stain on the plywood, and finished with Polycrylic. I routed groves with the Whiteside 3/4" plywood bit, which is exactly the same size as 3/4" ply.....and by the time I was done w/ the finish....I had to strip like 1/16 off the edge to get my pieces in, so I had some finish thickness on it. Was going to mount with a 45 degree flush wall mount but happened across some 1/4" aluminum brackets that I got at work. Sunk some lag bolts into 2 studs and drilled 2 holes in top to bolt the shelf to the brackets. I built it at Wife's request for more storage, and to get things up off the floor since we have an 8 month old just learning to crawl, so she's into everything.

Ran some $10.00 bare LED lights on the top, and the shelf is hung pretty high, so I'm 6' tall and I can't see the lights directly when standing, they offer good light, and you can change the color with a remote.

Working on second one now.

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  • Well, this is part 2....last night I uploaded Part 1, and Part 2, but apparently, I just revised part 1 into Part 2 so tonight I will re-add Part 1 so you can see the first part of the build.  I can provide exact dimensions if anyone wants them, but it's basically an 8' sheet of ply.  Cut off 2' on one side, use it to make 2 or 4 EA side pieces, then Rip the 6' x 4' piece into as close to 12" sections as you can taking into account your blade width, or just get as close as you can.  You could save time, by just screwing it together at that point once all the pieces are cut.  This could also be a good bench, but you would have to add supports on the interior of the shelf, probably 2 lower and 2 high support braces should do it, 3 if you are going to have alot of large folks sitting on it.  
    By SawzallKB, on July 20, 2018

  • Really nice job! Looks like you put a lot of work into this piece! 
    By RYOBI NATION, on July 23, 2018

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6' Wall Shelf Part 2:

by SawzallKB
Jul 19, 2018
Medium 649c60bd 2eda 4a05 a646 e637240925cc

Part 2: Had more photos, that I thought you should see. Used all but 1 12" x 8' strip of 3/4" Oak Plywood on this shelf. Applied Birch edge veneer and stained it to match the oak by using the pigment off the bottom of some Maple stain I had, then Natural Finish to blend it. Just used Natural Stain on the plywood, and finished with Polycrylic. I routed groves with the Whiteside 3/4" plywood bit, which is exactly the same size as 3/4" ply.....and by the time I was done w/ the finish....I had to strip like 1/16 off the edge to get my pieces in, so I had some finish thickness on it. Was going to mount with a 45 degree flush wall mount but happened across some 1/4" aluminum brackets that I got at work. Sunk some lag bolts into 2 studs and drilled 2 holes in top to bolt the shelf to the brackets. I built it at Wife's request for more storage, and to get things up off the floor since we have an 8 month old just learning to crawl, so she's into everything. Ran some $10.00 bare LED lights on the top, and the shelf is hung pretty high, so I'm 6' tall and I can't see the lights directly when standing, they offer good light, and you can change the color with a remote. Working on second one now.