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Make a simple, elegant floating wall shelf using laminated pine that you will find at your local department store.
This simple wall shelf looks like it is floating on the wall, but it's secured using keyhole brackets at the back of the shelves. It's pretty easy to make and the only tools you need are a drill/driver (or screwdriver), and a jigsaw.
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YOU WILL NEED:
3 of 1200 x 300 mm and 3 of 800 x 200 mm laminated pine for the shelves
Painting materials and supplies
2 of Keyhole brackets https://amzn.to/2tu1Fnc
and 16 mm screws https://amzn.to/2MXfCSI
Drill / Driver plus assorted bits https://amzn.to/2vHVcFr
Jigsaw plus clean-cutting blade https://amzn.to/2vWOTxE
Tape measure and pencil
Lens 1 https://amzn.to/2OQLsBpLens
Lens 2 https://amzn.to/2OQLsBpLens
Field monitor: https://amzn.to/2ONrPdr
Step 1: Marking the Saw Route
Cut or have cut to length the laminated pine shelves. The measures will be 3 of 800 x 200 and 3 of1200 x 300 mm. Mark the sawing route as seen on the diagrams above.
Step 2: Cut the Slots
Use a jigsaw to cut out the slots as shown in the diagrams above, and also a 40 mm long rebate for mounting the keyhole hangers at the back of  uprights.
GOOD TO KNOW: For perfect straight lines use a steel ruler to draw out the cut lines.
Step 3: Sanding and Checking
Before assembly, take the time to sand all the boards and cut edges nice and smooth.
If you are painting the horizontal boards as we did for our shelf, do this now.
Step 5: Assembling the Screws
Assemble the screws for the corroborating the shelf to the wall using a drill.
Step 6: Assembling the Shelf
Slot the uprights into the shelves. If necessary, tap gently with a rubber mallet to lock the pieces together.