Introduction: Floating Shelf for Lego
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
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.
- 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
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
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
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
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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