Modified Ten Dollar Floating Ledges

Submitted by Radcrafter on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:33

I love these shelves.  So simple to build and still make a big impact.  I built mine just a little different from the plan.  I used 1x3 furring strips for the bottom and back pieces instead of 1x4's and then ripped a 1" strip from another 1x3 for each shelf to create the front trim piece instead of a 1x2.  The shorter front trim piece gives me just enough ledge to keep the frames from slipping off the ledge, but provides maxium display area for the art work.  

For three shelves just like these you need:

  • 7 -  1 x 3 x 8' furring strips 
  • Special Walnut Stain from Minwax
  • Satin Poly for finish (I also used Minwax for this too)

They were assembled using 2" fiinishing nails and lots of wood glue.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$20-30 approx for 3 shelves
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Minwax Special Walnut Stain, Satin Poly
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project