I am not going to lie, this project sounded easy at first and when I got more into it I started to panic because the angles had to be well…sharp and accurate (awesome home ideas). I had my little drawing done up of what I wanted my shelf to look like, the wood ready for cutting, my sanding station was set, everything was ready and then when I got to the sharp angles I had to stop because I didn’t have a very important tool which was my angle finder (home decor depot). So, I am going to be very honest with you and tell you that this particular diy is going to require some math skill and some jigging. If you are ready to take the walk with me come on in and let’s get it going! I really didn’t have a plan, so I started cutting at a 20-degree angle and got my first 30 inches for the trim and used that as a foundation for my other cuts (wall art home decor). I recommend after you make your cuts you line them up to make sure your design is in sync with your drawing (interior home design). You must trust your home design process here and I can’t stress this enough, you must keep lining up those angles to make sure you get it right. I had a small issue with the 50-degree angle and I spent about 30 minutes constructing a jig that would allow me to make the necessary cut. Nevertheless, I eventually got it and all I had to do was just sand down the jagged edges. After I sanded all the pieces down it was time to put all the parts together and begin the building of the actual shelf.
So, I have all my pieces cut and the assembly began, which was a lot easier than the cutting. I used a strong glue for wood and finished securing with a nail gun. I made just enough space for the wall brackets to be inserted into the shelf for support and stability all while keeping it sleek and inconspicuous. Next, I painted the shelf a bright color since most of my home decor consists of white accents and it is now the conversation piece in my living room. So, guys, follow the video it will be more in-depth than my little blog here and if you like it, please hit “like” and share!!
Putting my idea down on paper first. | decor home ideas
Most home decor ideas in my shop start with me sketching what’s in my mind and this project I wanted to undertake needed to have a visual in order for me to get it right.
Measuring the wood for all the angles that will come. | cool home ideas
I made quite a few mathematical calculations for the cutting of the wood for our floating bookshelf (cool home ideas).
Let me forewarn you…we will be cutting for a hot minute! | interior home design
I started with a 20-degree angle cut my first 30-inches and carried on from there, I used 1×3 pine wood by the way (interior home design).