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I always wanted to build my own floating shelves and had seen some similar ideas but they were not quite as solid so took a little time to think about...
1) Piece of solid wood for the shelf 2) 6mm thread bar 3) 6mm nuts x2 4) 6mm expansion bolts x2 5) oil to finish wood off (optional)
1)spirit level 2) steel ruler 3) Pencil 4) selection of drill bits 5)Drill with hammer function 6) hacksaw 7) orbital sander 8) Pliers 9) Spanner
I started by giving the shelf a sand with the orbital sander just to clean up any very rough spots and remove any splinters. (wanted to keep the shelf...
Hold the shelf up to the wall to get idea of exactly where you want it and make a reference mark. Now from your reference mark a horizontal line an th...
Now starting with the smallest masonry bit you have (my case 3mm) drill holes into the wall on marks you marked out for shelf. Start your first hole ...
Now measure the exact pitch of your holes in the wall and mark the pitch on the back of your shelf. Now drill 6mm holes on your marks on back of shel...
Disassemble the expansion bolt keeping the bolt for future project. Turn a nut onto thread bar then slip on the washer and then turn into expansion ...
Insert the thread bar into the hole in your shelf until t is all the way in then mark and measure the depth of the hole. Now insert the expansion bol...
I just gave the shelf a coat of teak oil for light wood to seal and protect it.
Finally all that is left to do is slide the shelf onto the fixings stand back, admire, and enjoy
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