floating shelves

Submitted by amcateer on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 16:37

First project we have done. We love how well the shelves turned out. We modified the original plans to 9 inches deep. We had one hang up with the original plans b/c the two inch screw at the end of the frame go in perpendicular to the wall and we didn't have a way screw the frame into the wall and hit a stud. We added a hidden bracket on the end directly to the outside piece. It was a fun project and opens up our small kitchen tremendously.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
black -high gloss.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Wed, 02/15/2012 - 15:50

yes and no. We have more space but not everything we had in the cabinet (water bottles etc) worked with open shelves and we had to move elsewhere. We are thinking about adding another shelf in the middle that goes from the door to the coffee maker. But I'm not sure if it will look to cluttered. Eventually I would like to make a tilt out trash can cabinet with a cubbie for the microwave on top.