Outdoor Window Shelf with Lattice - Ana-White.com
1 - 1 x 3 x 8'
3 - 1 x 2 x 8'
2 small corbels (5-1/2" x 7" preferred) or 1x6 boards can be cut as I did
5 - 1 x 2 @ 24"
4 - 1 x 2 @ 31 1/2"
1 - 1 x 3 @ 26"
2 - 1 x 3 @ 22 1/2"
1 - 1 x 2 @ 22 1/2"
Optional DIY Corbels are cut from 1x6s
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Start with outside uprights, measure and place horizontal boards, attach with glue and staples. Flip project over and place 2 front vertical boards with glue and staples.
Attach corbels to 1 x 3's with glue and screws. Clamp and pre-drill for each side, keep 1 x 3's flush to outside edges.
Add front 1 x 2 by pre-drilling, gluing and screwing from side.
Flip lattice part on top of shelf and attach with glue and screws from back.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.