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Whatever Floats your....Mantel


louisdaboois
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After finding a wood beam reclaimed from an old barn, I made a floating shelf bracket with 3/8" flat bar and 1/2" metal rods using my bandsaw to cut the stock to length and TIG welder to secure the rods to the bar. I then drilled corresponding holes into the mantel for the rods to burrow into when mounted. Using my Ryobi router, I made a channel so the bracket can be inset into the Mantel and out of sight.

In order to mount the bracket against the wall, I drilled some holes aligned with the studs on the wall and used my Ryobi jig saw with a metal cutting blade to make a slot. This gave me the ability to align the bracket and give me some adjust ability before securing everything with 1/4" lag screws.

Once the bracket was mounted to the wall, I slid the mantel onto the bracket and called it finished. My wife decorated shortly afterwards.

You can watch the whole process on my Youtube channel

https://bit.ly/2tRFC9F

Follow me on Instagram @daboois_builds

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  • Fantastic job! Thanks for sharing this video of how you built it!
    By RYOBI Nation, on March 8, 2019

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Whatever Floats your....Mantel

by louisdaboois
Mar 06, 2019
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After finding a wood beam reclaimed from an old barn, I made a floating shelf bracket with 3/8" flat bar and 1/2" metal rods using my bandsaw to cut the stock to length and TIG welder to secure the rods to the bar. I then drilled corresponding holes into the mantel for the rods to burrow into when mounted. Using my Ryobi router, I made a channel so the bracket can be inset into the Mantel and out of sight. In order to mount the bracket against the wall, I drilled some holes aligned with the studs on the wall and used my Ryobi jig saw with a metal cutting blade to make a slot. This gave me the ability to align the bracket and give me some adjust ability before securing everything with 1/4" lag screws. Once the bracket was mounted to the wall, I slid the mantel onto the bracket and called it finished. My wife decorated shortly afterwards. You can watch the whole process on my Youtube channel https://bit.ly/2tRFC9F Follow me on Instagram @daboois_builds