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Upcycled Floating Shelves

  • September 25, 2017

Tjbaum
Tjbaum
Tjbaum
Tjbaum

My floating shelves seem to be a hit, we did another set out of STL local old joists and used hidden brackets to mount them. They turned out great and the saw marks give an extra awesome touch.

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  • These look great! What stain color is this? We love the saw marks!
    By RYOBI Nation, on September 26, 2017
    • Thanks! There is no stain, it is the natural weathering of a hundred or so years. When I work with theses boards, I just plane and sand them flat, then add a coat of poly-acrylic.
      By Tjbaum, on September 26, 2017

  • What 'hidden' hardware did you use, and where did you get it? Thanks :-)
    By rabbottfl, on September 27, 2017
    • Floating Shelf Brackets - Completely Concealable Hardware Kit for Wood Shelves - Easily Mount Shelves Flush to Wall - Perfect for DIY or Custom Shelving - Blind Supports - Steel - Pair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0714515R4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_P57YzbAXYJS0G I got these from Amazon but they also have them at Rockler.
      By Tjbaum, on September 27, 2017

  • Thanks again!. I have some fantastic cedar boards left from a media shelf project. I will do the faux barn aging and texturing and copy your floating shelves. Thanks for the inspiration!
    By rabbottfl, on September 27, 2017
    • That's awesome to hear, can't wait to see them.
      By Tjbaum, on September 27, 2017

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Upcycled Floating Shelves

by Tjbaum
Sep 25, 2017
Medium cd9ec229 ed84 4673 99ee 2ef006e9e70c

My floating shelves seem to be a hit, we did another set out of STL local old joists and used hidden brackets to mount them. They turned out great and the saw marks give an extra awesome touch.