similar ideas but they were not quite as solid so took a little time to think
about how I could improve on the ideas I had seen and still keep it simple.
This is what i came up with.
Step 1: Materials
2) 6mm thread bar
3) 6mm nuts x2
4) 6mm expansion bolts x2
5) oil to finish wood off (optional)
Step 2: Tools
2) steel ruler
4) selection of drill bits
5)Drill with hammer function
7) orbital sander
Step 3: Prep, Mark, Measure
spots and remove any splinters. (wanted to keep the shelf fairly rustic looking.)
Note: If you gonna radius the edges be sure to keep the back edges square
otherwise i will look funny where it meets the wall.
Next mark a line along the center of the length of the shelf then
take a rough measurement to get an idea of the pitch of the holes for fixings.
Try to leave at least 30mm from the edge of the shelf and also look out for things like knots,
nails, (if you are using a reclaimed piece of timber) or any other thing s that might get in the
way of your holes. (mine came to 490mm)
Note: I didn't mark exactly 30mm from each end and the measure the distance between those points.
I just held my ruler along the back of shelf eyeballed the distance i wanted from either end and rounded
to the closest even measurement.
Step 4: Mark out holes for the shelf on the wall
Now from your reference mark a horizontal line an then measure and mark the pitch of your holes
according to the measurement calculated in previous step.