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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 10:24 AM
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Those turned out nice and the mounting is much sturdier looking than some plans I've seen.
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Those turned out nice and the mounting is much sturdier looking than some plans I've seen.
Same here Paul . I'm wondering what the height limit would be ? Meaning I wonder how thin the shelf can be made and still have enough strength .
The height of those do look good though .

Mike ,did you cut the inside frame 3" tall , as it doesn't look like a full 2/4 standing on end ?

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"[pocket holes]... is the strongest form of joinery that you can use with two pieces of wood..." Really?

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Same here Paul . I'm wondering what the height limit would be ? Meaning I wonder how thin the shelf can be made and still have enough strength .
It depends on what you want to put on the shelf. My brother made these back in October.

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My hidden bracket system worked out very well. I used a half inch by half-inch rabbit bit on the router along each edge and in the center of the back of the shelf. Then I cut out half inch by half inch oak strips and I pre-drilled and mounted into the wall and slid the shelf right over them. The oak is strong, just one screw down from the top to set it. They were pretty snug on the ledgers.
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Your brother did a good job . I have to say floating shelves are the coolest
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I texted him the link to this thread so he called me. He pointed out that his shelves are supported on three sides. If you wanted to do floating shelf using one of these brackets, You would need to cut the drywall back so the bracket can be lag screwed directly to the stud. Too much weight on one of these brackets would crush the drywall.

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Everand thanks for the heads up . I think I'm going to make some deeper simular to Mikes .
Here's where they would work great , on the left above the toilet . I built the wall out on the right in order to counter sink a medicine cabinet in , but I used a round edge for the corner where you mud .
So I'm thinking, keep the shelves narrower than the whole width of that space , or they may look odd .
Sorry for sidetracking your thread Mike
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Looking good Rick, I agree they would look better floating free rather than going from edge to short rounded edge there. Is that where you used a router to make room for the pocket hole 2x4?
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Looking good Rick, I agree they would look better floating free rather than going from edge to short rounded edge there. Is that where you used a router to make room for the pocket hole 2x4?
Yes it worked out very well . Hopefully I never damaged the router with that foam dust .
Gotta love pocket holes !
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Mike, I think something like this would look very nice. Drill in from the side & router out a rectangle to fit, attach with 2 small wood screws.

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I googled floating shelves and came across some reall neat ideas .
Obviously it would only work in certain circumstances
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