Floating Shelf


We were asked to make a floating shelf for a powder room. The shelf needed to match the flooring and the wall cladding that would be on the wall behind the shelf. Because the finish would be a very difficult match, we decided to try to make the shelf out of the pre-finished material used for the wall cladding.

floating shelf

We built a small prototype to test our joinery method and to ensure that we could build the shelf without exposing unfinished raw wood.

 

 

 

 

 

The actualshelf shelf was quite large, being 68″  x 21″ x 2″. We used miter-lock joints for strength.

 

 

 

 

 

DSC01532 The finished shelf is beautiful. It is going to look great once it’s installed on the matching wall cladding.