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Versatile Pine Shelf

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Versatile Pine Shelf

Take just a few hours on the weekend or in the evening to put together this multi-purpose shelf that will help organize your hallway, bath or bedroom.

6 Steps

  1. MEASURE AND MARK
  2. ATTACH BRACKET
  3. ATTACH BOARD
  4. FIX TO WALL
  5. PAINT SURFACES
  1. FINISH SHELF
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MEASURE AND MARK

Step 1

MEASURE AND MARK

Measure and mark 3’ centers along the 1” x 10” pine board. Countersink 2 holes on each.

ATTACH BRACKET

Step 2

ATTACH BRACKET

Glue the short edge of pine support bracket, and screw it flush to the top edge of the 1” x 10” board from behind on 3’ centers.

ATTACH BOARD

Step 3

ATTACH BOARD

Dry fit the 1” x 10” board with brackets onto the 1” x 12”, down from the top edge. Then mark all brackets and shelf position for easy placement after gluing. Countersink 2 holes on bracket centres and 1 hole in between brackets on shelf center. Glue and screw the 1” x 10” with brackets to the 1” x 12” on the marks from behind, using #8 1-1/2" wood screws.

FIX TO WALL

Step 4

FIX TO WALL

Using a stud finder, locate and mark the studs in the wall where the shelf is to go. Using the information from the wall, mark the stud positions on the shelf, and countersink 2 holes on every stud line. Position shelf and screw to the wall using #8 2” wood screws.

PAINT SURFACES

Step 5

PAINT SURFACES

Paint all surfaces of shelf and loose trim.

FINISH SHELF

Step 6

FINISH SHELF

Using a finish nailer, apply trim to the top and bottom of shelf. Fill any holes and imperfections. Sand with 320-grit sandpaper and apply another coat of paint. Repeat step 6 until desired finish is achieved.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 3 hours

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