Introduction: Floating Shelf for Lego

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Steph was looking for a way to display her small Lego sets but couldn't find a shelf she liked. We decided to design and build our own!

Step 1: Watch Video

Step 2: Gather Your Supplies

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We found some nice pieces of wood in Steph's scrap pile. We walked around the big box store and found slotted angle iron as a way to hold the wood on the wall.

Supplies

  • Wood
  • Level/Ruler
  • Slotted angel iron
  • 2 screws for studs and washers
  • 4 wood screws and washers
  • 3 screwdrivers
  • Magnetic stud finder
  • A wood boring bit
  • 1/8" drill bit

Step 3: Level and Mark Shelf Placement on the Wall

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We found two studs with the magnetic stud finder so we could securely attach the angle iron to the wall.

Step 4: Drill Into the Back of the Wood

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The screws that attach the angle iron to the wall will stick out a bit. In order for the back of the wood to lay flush with the angle iron, we needed to create an indentation in the wood. We used a wood boring drill bit.

Step 5: Drill Pilot Holes in Wood and Wall

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We drilled pilot holes to screw the wood into the angle iron from the underside.

Step 6: Screw Angle Iron to Wall and Underside of Wood

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We used a hand screwdriver to attach the angle iron to the wall and underside of wood.

Step 7: Fill Your Shelf and You're Done!

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Comments

Nils1895 (author)2015-10-08

Nice project, but i have to say that the plural of lego is lego

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