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Pine floating shelves that can hold weight!


random dave
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Used a combination of different styles of floating shelves to make this. Some used pocket screws, some used hidden brackets to the walls and some used some kind of weird "floating shelf bracket" I couldn't find easily or cheaply. Total cost was under $40, including sandpaper and stain.
Using a few scraps of 2x6, some 3/8" all thread and a few leftovers, I made 8 floating shelves with a weight rating I cant begin to imagine. here's how.
Create a wall jig and a board jig using scrap 2x6 drill holes with drill press to insert brake line as guide drill. One for the wall, and one for the shelf.
Use table saw to cut off and square up one side of 2x6 lumber
Use router to put picture groove (plate groove) on back side of shelf.
Sand and stain with "one step" poly.
Use Laser level to find absolute level and plumb of studs. use whatever works for you to find studs.
Drill 5/16" holes in studs (2 per shelf) use jig to insure 90 degree to wall holes
Screw in 3/8" all thread into holes, using double jam nut
Set shelf into position using laser lever to get level and plumb.
Use rubber mallet to transfer hole location to shelf
Drill 3/8" holes using shelf jig to insure 90 degree holes
Set shelf on all thread and use rubber mallet (cover in scrap sock) and set into wall.
Repeat, 7 more times.

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  • Really great job on these shelves! The look awesome!
    By RYOBI NATION, on September 27, 2018

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Pine floating shelves that can hold weight!

by random dave
Sep 25, 2018

Used a combination of different styles of floating shelves to make this. Some used pocket screws, some used hidden brackets to the walls and some used some kind of weird "floating shelf bracket" I couldn't find easily or cheaply. Total cost was under $40, including sandpaper and stain. Using a few scraps of 2x6, some 3/8" all thread and a few leftovers, I made 8 floating shelves with a weight rating I cant begin to imagine. here's how. Create a wall jig and a board jig using scrap 2x6 drill holes with drill press to insert brake line as guide drill. One for the wall, and one for the shelf. Use table saw to cut off and square up one side of 2x6 lumber Use router to put picture groove (plate groove) on back side of shelf. Sand and stain with "one step" poly. Use Laser level to find absolute level and plumb of studs. use whatever works for you to find studs. Drill 5/16" holes in studs (2 per shelf) use jig to insure 90 degree to wall holes Screw in 3/8" all thread into holes, using double jam nut Set shelf into position using laser lever to get level and plumb. Use rubber mallet to transfer hole location to shelf Drill 3/8" holes using shelf jig to insure 90 degree holes Set shelf on all thread and use rubber mallet (cover in scrap sock) and set into wall. Repeat, 7 more times.