We had an empty wall in the corner or our bedroom so I decided to build a DIY floating shelf for a plant. Instead of just having a picture frame on the wall we wanted to have a small live plant. I made an opening on top of the shelf so that the pot sits lower and it looks like the plant is growing from the shelf.
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Attach Frame Together
Attach the 7” pieces to the 18 1/2" long board using 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws.
Cut Opening on Top of Shelf
For the top piece, measure 5” from the back and 5” from the side. This will be the center of a 6” hole. Draw a circle using a compass. Drill a small hole on the inside of the circle so that you could insert a jig saw blade. Cut the hole following the line of the circle with a jig saw.
Attach Frame to Wall
Use a Stud Finder to locate the studs inside the wall. Attach the frame to the wall. Make sure the screws are hitting the studs not just sheet rock. This is a small shelf so most likely it will not span two studs. But having two screws in one stud should be strong enough to support the shelf.