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Pallet timber floating shelf

Tara86
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Tara86
Tara86
Super Contributor

A floating shelf is a fantastic way to add storage and an attractive feature to any room.

 

 

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The project

 

I’ve wanted to make this shelf for ages but kept putting it off. I was surprised at how easy it was. 

 

Using my spirit level, I checked all was good to go and then attached two pieces of pallet timber on the top and bottom, then finished with one piece at the front. I prefer the floating look. Great way to add some storage and also a nice feature.

 

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As the supports are hidden, I just used leftover cut offs – MGP10 untreated structural pine from Bunnings 90 x 45mm. I used two wooden supports and made sure I screwed them into the studs for stability. For extra support, I screwed two pieces of timber cut offs underneath the top shelf.

 

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More floating shelves

 

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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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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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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