FLOATING SHELF TUTORIAL: a nightstand solution for small spaces
Wood (for this tutorial we used Ambrosia Maple from here)
*wood must be at least of 1inch thick. We recommend 2 inches.
Wood Glue (we got ours here)
Compound Miter Saw*
*if you don't own a saw, most home improvement stores will cut wood for you
1/2" Drill Bit
Please read through the entire plan before beginning this project. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Wear safety glasses and work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always pre-drill holes before attaching with screws.
Work safely, enjoy, and ask for assistance if you need it. Good luck!
BUILDING THE SHELVES:
Cut boards to desired length
Using your power drill, drill a 4 1/2" deep hole with a 1/2" drill bit
Using a ruler and a level, mark height you want shelf to be
and Drill anchor bolt holes in the wall, making sure distance between
each hole matches distance of holes in wood
Place your anchor screws in the bracket & push into the wall
and drill in place
Repeat for second bracket
Line the holes of the wood with wood glue & insert wood into brackets
Wait until wood glue is fully dried, decorate with your favorite items and enjoy!