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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