Ten Dollar Ledges Fancied Up

Submitted by ipassat100 on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 22:55

I added crown molding to the bottom of my ten dollar ledges to add a little fancier look.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and Crown Molding
Finish Used
White Paint
Recommended Skill Level


Ramie (not verified)

Sat, 07/30/2011 - 14:38

I have two that are ready to hang, but need to paint the wall first. Might add to them before I do.......thanks for sharing!

Guest (not verified)

Sat, 07/30/2011 - 16:00

so cute!! I want to make these!


Tue, 09/20/2011 - 19:54

This looks great! What a wonderful idea! I have a question, Other than the moulding on the bottom, did you follow the plans exactly (Like used the same dimensional boards Ana said to use)? Just asking because yours came out looking so much better than mine (which very well could be the paint job and moulding fooling my eyes into thinking the other boards look smaller, lol)

Great job and thank you for sharing!

Becky Darrington (not verified)

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 10:16

I did use the same size boards that Anna said they just might be a different length.

Merbear (not verified)

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 12:15

I love the finished look! So classy!
Is there an added piece on the bottom of the moulding?

Guest (not verified)

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 20:02

wow that's amazing. I so need those. LOL everything you post is very stylish and functional. You know I work at a high school. I could see getting the art class (which makes projects like these) to do these for my classroom :)

Guest (not verified)

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 08:50

Where are the instructions posted?

mparks100 (not verified)

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:23

This is great as I am a photographer and love to switch up my photos often. Saves the walls from holes and is just a great idea! I also did not see all the instructions but will have my husband duplicate.

Charmaine (not verified)

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 15:07

This is great. I made the ledge and plan on adding the crown molding. How exactly did you hang them?

Gradyne (not verified)

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:11

I have high ceilings. I have been trying to figure out what to put at some of the windows to dress them up a bit. I think I may add them to the den area. Photos would be out of the reach of all the grandchildren, but photographs could been seen without cluttering tables.


Sat, 09/08/2012 - 09:00

Has anyone tried using a 1x3 for the back instead of a 1x4? Can anyone think of any reason it would not work?
Also thinking of making it deeper since the crown molding will provide extra support. I want to add more depth so that I can install a power strip under shelf, behind molding so that I can turn it into a charging station. Any thoughts on this? Would love to hear other opinions on this before I start building and then realize the problems that may exist in my plans.

Emmy Soren

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 18:54

I feel so stupid... I have never used any sort of molding before. How do you use it? I went to lowes tonight and I don't know where you get the edge piece. My husband (who doesn't build things except for computers) says he thinks you just use part of the long strip and cut at a 45° angle. Is that how?

then what do you use for the bottom portion to cover the gap?


Sat, 08/12/2017 - 10:50

I found Ana's site a few years ago and have been dreaming about things I want to build for just as long.  I'm finally ready to get started, and I thought these ledges would be a great way to start.  I love the moulding on the bottom, but I have no idea what combination of pieces to use to get this look or what sizes of moulding to use with the 1x4 and 1x2 boards.  Can somebody help me?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:21

Sandy - take the picture to any lumber molding department ad start trying combinations.


The original pic was using some crown molding, but a fancy baseboard or other molding would look good too.