Made of a mixture of 3/4" and 5/8" plywood scraps, this shelf can be put together in an afternoon for just a few dollars. A quick sand and a coat of oil gives a maintenance-free shine to a cheap material, popping the grain and elevating the humble. A chase in the back organizes the cord bundle from various devices and hides it behind a picture wire slung underneath the structure. Four feet long, it mounts directly to the studs, providing a solid cantilevered platform for organizing your life.
You will need these materials:
1 piece of 3/4" plywood, 48" x 8-14"
2 pieces of 3/4" plywood, 48 by 6-12"
2 pieces of plywood about 14" square
1 piece of plywood 8" x 8"
Handful of drywall or deck screws
Finish of your choice
You will need these tools:
Drill/driver with countersink bit