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Floating office shelf

Starkers_17
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Starkers_17
Starkers_17
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A floating shelf is a clever way of adding extra storage space to a home office, and a false back makes the shelf easy to attach to the wall.

 

 

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The project

 

Built a floating shelf and used a false back to attach it to the wall.

 

Corner joined.

 

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Domino holes to hold the single shelf.

 

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False back painted the same colour as the wall.

 

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Rebates cut for false back.

 

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Glued and clamped.

 

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False back attached.

 

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In position and level. The false back makes it easy to attach to the wall and appear to be floating.

 

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Single shelf attached.

 

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How to install floating shelves

 

Floating shelves are a simple and stylish addition to any room. Learn how to install floating shelves in this step-by-step guide: How To Install Floating Shelves.

 

 

More D.I.Y. floating shelves

 

Workshop member Pete built this custom floating timber shelf for his son’s nursery that sits above an antique dresser perfectly colour matched to the wallpaper on the opposite wall.

 

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Using leftover fence pickets and the top from her original desk, Tara also built floating shelves and a new desk for her daughter’s room to match her black loft bed.

 

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To add a little something to this corner workstation, Workshop member Hazel built a floating shelf by sliding a custom plywood box over an E bracket to host the family’s collectables.

 

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