This page describes my simple and sturdy shelf design, of which I have built various shelves. Properly built, the shelves are strong enough one can climb up the front of them.
It is always nice when you find a great-looking project that can be built in a weekend or two. One that will not drag on. Or have complicated assembly. Or require lots of expensive hardware. That is why I like this shelf. It is straightforward to build, and you get to spend some productive time in the shop and end up with a handsome project in a short time. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
This is a rough idea of what I want to make for a mirror shelf. But of course I have already added the idea to cut a heart shape in the rail above the shelf. So next I need to slap on some more to that bottom rail before I go any further.
Kids make things. They make crafts. They draw pictures. They bring things home from Sunday School. They collect stuff. Stuff, stuff, stuff. So we decided we needed to add some shelves to our sons room, to give them a place to put this stuff.
This solid cherry wall shelf will add beauty and style to any room it is placed. It provides a great way to display books, trophies, collectibles and other personal items. It is easy to attach to the wall, and adds a great decorative element. Also, shelves help add valuable storage space around your home or office.
Install sliding-shelf kits that you purchase, cut to size, and install in your kitchen cabinets for extra storage and easy access to items at the back.
These 3d perspectives of shelving construction will help you visualize how to build shelves. A shelf is simple to create, and these storage shelves will make your life much less cluttered in a matter of a few hours.
Sleek and sturdy floating shelves without breaking the bank.
By Tom Hintz – During the renovation of our living & dining rooms, my wife Beth, and I went to lunch at a local establishment that was decorated with wood shelves on the walls. Beth liked the look of the shelves so I seized on the moment and secured the official OK for a new project. After a little discussion, (Beth telling me how they needed to be) we came up with our version of the shelves that incorporated curtain rods below the shelf surface.
Cutting diagrams and parts list only to this project that appears in Workbench Magazine Issue 284.