Floating corner shelf - Page 3 - Router Forums
 57Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 07:31 PM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 14,137
 
Default

Who needs propane when there's beans in the house?
TenGees and Herb Stoops like this.
DaninVan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 07:53 PM
Contributor of the Month
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 869
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RainMan 2.0 View Post
Darn near square . I shaved a few mm on my belt sander . I expected as much .

Debating to tear apart and use 1/2Ē BB. This may end up being a prototype yet .
I was thinking that if I took my time , I could air nail and glue the top after the strips are attached , then use white screws underneath for the bottom plate .
This way the bottom plate could be removed accessing the screws going into the wall again. The shelf could be removed if necessary if done that way.
Not that I can see having to remove a shelf other than Iím not pleased with the height in the future .

I kind of made a mess , as I had pencil marks higher than what I wanted . I decided to drop it a bit at the time , but I need to paint it to match the wall , so nothing major.

I originally was going to mitre the top and bottom, then mitre a front cap . This way there would be no lines to see , and I could stain it and see the wood grain.
But my living room isnít really using the wood look , more like white and black .
A dark stain may work though , but there may be to much contrast .
My coffee table is a lighter colour though , and my friend mentioned itís too light . I thought it provided a bit of character to the room,as everything is dark .
Want to build a coffee and end tables someday , and was going to go a bit darker

My terminology isnít great . I call stain that stuff where you can see the grains , but I believe you oil it for that?
Is stain considered paint?
Looks fine. I made a couple of corners shelves and just used 1/4" cabinet grade ply for the top and bottom....torsion box concept.
DaninVan and RainMan 2.0 like this.
JIMMIEM is offline  
post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
RainMan 2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Country: Canada
First Name: Rick
Posts: 16,184
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Herb Stoops View Post
Dragon? You can paint dragons any color you want, maybe you can find one with a propane tank inside and when you press a remote fire shoots out of its mouth.
Just saying,
Herb
That may be a good idea Herb .Now I’m thinking about putting the dragon in the garage , this way I can warm up my hands
TenGees and Herb Stoops like this.

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
RainMan 2.0 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 08:01 PM
Official Greeter
 
old55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Country: Australia
First Name: Ross
Posts: 6,620
 
Default

I would be inclined to leave it alone Rick. It looks like it belongs there.

Ross,
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia


Enjoy the knowledge of others that can be found within.

ĎMembers are requested to add a first name in their profile as we are a very friendly bunch here'.
old55 is offline  
post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 10:29 PM
Registered User
 
1fizgig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Country: Australia
First Name: Steve
Posts: 906
 
Default Looks great Rick

Quote:
Originally Posted by RainMan 2.0 View Post
Darn near square . I shaved a few mm on my belt sander . I expected as much .

Debating to tear apart and use 1/2Ē BB. This may end up being a prototype yet .
I was thinking that if I took my time , I could air nail and glue the top after the strips are attached , then use white screws underneath for the bottom plate .
This way the bottom plate could be removed accessing the screws going into the wall again. The shelf could be removed if necessary if done that way.
Not that I can see having to remove a shelf other than Iím not pleased with the height in the future .

I kind of made a mess , as I had pencil marks higher than what I wanted . I decided to drop it a bit at the time , but I need to paint it to match the wall , so nothing major.

I originally was going to mitre the top and bottom, then mitre a front cap . This way there would be no lines to see , and I could stain it and see the wood grain.
But my living room isnít really using the wood look , more like white and black .
A dark stain may work though , but there may be to much contrast .
My coffee table is a lighter colour though , and my friend mentioned itís too light . I thought it provided a bit of character to the room,as everything is dark .
Want to build a coffee and end tables someday , and was going to go a bit darker

My terminology isnít great . I call stain that stuff where you can see the grains , but I believe you oil it for that?
Is stain considered paint?

If I asked my wife about the decor, I know she'd say add some pops of colour, using cushions, and artwork and stuff. So if you're feeling the black and white thing isn't quite right for you, there's a couple of suggestions

Plants however are always a good reliever and make the place feel more homely.

Well done on the shelf, that is good stuff. Nice to see a floating shelf done by someone in the community.
DaninVan and RainMan 2.0 like this.
1fizgig is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Ok Google" Floating Shelf...... comp56 Show N' Tell 8 09-04-2018 12:35 PM
Drilling Shelf Pin Holes without a jig and without measuring Cherryville Chuck Project Plans and How To 14 11-23-2016 06:06 PM
Floating Corner Shelf JIMMIEM Tools and Woodworking 16 01-07-2015 08:50 AM
Shelf pin hole jig - reviews and router solution Greg_R Jigs and Fixtures 17 04-24-2014 09:02 PM
How to Make a Shelf learnexperience General Routing 0 11-02-2011 07:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome