Simple Floating Shelves

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mkeyser added on 8/1/2020

6 floating shelves (2)19”, (2)28”, (2)38”. Made from (2) 2”x8”x8ft length pine boards. Shelf. Living room. TV.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Cut, Mark the Studs, and Drill.

1) Cut the two pine boards to lengths... 19 inches, 28 inches, and 38 inches. This will give 6 shelves. 2) Mark the location of the studs and where they will align on each shelf. Note: the 19 inches shelves require two pocket holes. The 28 inch shelves need 2 or 3 pocket holes (depending on the span of your wall studs), and the 38 inch shelves, require 3 or 4 pocket holes each. 3) Drill your pocket holes. Use collar of the bit to 1 1/4” and the jig to 1 1/4” off the edge of the wood (this allows the 2 1/2“ screws to enter the studs at least one full inch for maximum hold.

2

Sand, Stain/Finish, and Hang

Using increasingly finer grit paper, sand to smooth. Stain and clear coat if wanted. Drill the 2 1/2” soft wood pocket screws directly into the shelf holes into the wall studs.

3

Sand, Stain/Finish, and Hang

Using increasingly finer grit paper, sand to smooth. Stain and clear coat if wanted. Drill the 2 1/2” soft wood pocket screws directly into the shelf holes into the wall studs.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(2) 2x6, 96", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

(18) Kreg soft/plywood pocket screws 2 1/2”  

Parts/Cut List:

(2) Shelves, Actual size 1 1/2” x 5 1/2” x 19”  
(2) Shelves, Actual size 1 1/2” x 5 1/2” x 28”  
(2) Shelves, Actual size 1 1/2” x 5 1/2” x 38”  

Extras:

https://youtu.be/cn4CoaCNkNY Visit

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