Floating shelf on wall

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Old 03-12-06, 06:02 AM
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Floating shelf on wall

I want to make some floating shelves for the kitchen and am looking for ideas on how to attach them to the wall (1/2" drywall).
They will be 12" deep X 32" L X 1 1/2" T Oak and will be used for storing cookbooks and small do-dads. My first thought was to bore holes into the backside of the shelf and into wall studs and use 3/8" steel rod. is this a good method or is there a better way?

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Old 03-12-06, 09:51 AM
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You could build a torsion box, http://community.webshots.com/photo/...4135525EtBVcw#, and fasten it to the wall with lag screws, then finish the final skin.

Hope this helps.
 
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Jay: Both you and Chris have great ideas. Your method is how we mount log type mantels in rustic cabins. Just make sure you aren't violating space where wiring is located or where pipes may be run. Remember, cable is run through the middle of the stud for a reason, so no one drives a screw, nail or threaded rod through it. Good luck with the project.
 
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floating shelf

I just installed a couple of shelves like that in my kitchen. I used kits from Home Depot. I found them in the shelving and storage isle.

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Old 03-17-06, 06:46 AM
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Thanks Larry. If it will hold a log mantle it should hold my shelves. All wiring is low in the walls so thats ot a problem. I looked at the HD shelves but they were not the look i'm going for.
 
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Hardware from Lee Valley

Lee valley sells great hardware for this:

http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/pa...=3,43648,43649

hope this helps -jamie
 
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