Make A Beautiful Floating Shelf By Following This Tutorial! | Modern Home Ideas.

Make a beautiful floating shelf by following this tutorial! | modern home ideas.

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

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.

 

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Measuring the wood for all the angles that will come. | cool home ideas

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).

 

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Let me forewarn you…we will be cutting for a hot minute! | interior home design

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).

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I got the first angle of many cut, let’s keep the momentum going. | home design process

I got the first angle of many cut, let's keep the momentum going. | home design process

I am lining up my cuts to make sure that it’s flush and exact, the home design process never stops with carpentry projects.

 

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Another one, I told you guys we will be here for a while! | ideas for home decor

Another one, I told you guys we will be here for a while! | ideas for home decor

And again we are cutting up more angles for our shelf, at this point, I am wondering why I choose so many angles for this bookshelf (ideas for home decor).

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We have a pulse people, and we are no where near through!

We have a pulse people, and we are no where near through!

I loved that I unintentionally created this shape that’s synonymous with an EKG heartbeat reading (bookshelf…reading…alive, get it?) smile.

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This what I have so far, I hope every one is keeping up and you haven’t quit on me.

This what I have so far, I hope every one is keeping up and you haven't quit on me.

When I got to this part I had to measure again to make sure my other cuts would be parallel to the angles.

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I keep checking and double checking my angle measurements.

I keep checking and double checking my angle measurements.

You must be tired of hearing me say this, but keep checking your cuts to make sure that the pieces are lining up the way they should or you will find yourself with a huge headache trying to fix any errors.

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I needed more wood for the actual cavity of the shelf.

I needed more wood for the actual cavity of the shelf.

I am cutting up some more wood, this time for the actual cavity of the bookshelf, this is where the support bars will be hidden.

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The angle finder is a most crucial tool for this project guys.

The angle finder is a most crucial tool for this project guys.

Kudos to you if you jigged the entire process for your angles, I had to go out and buy an angle finder and it cut my work in half or else I would have taken at least a week to complete this project.

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I have to place the pieces on each other to make sure I got the measurement right.

I have to place the pieces on each other to make sure I got the measurement right.

The cavity of the bookshelf has to be secure and measured exactly to the design, or else I would run the risk of ill-fitting support bars and a collapsing shelf.

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Getting this angle was tricky, I had to make a jig to help me out with it.

Getting this angle was tricky, I had to make a jig to help me out with it.

I employed my jig abilities to get this 50-degree angle since my machine could only cut to 45-degree angles. This was a cake walk (smile).

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I know it looks like a life line right, that’s what I need right now, I am all angled out!

I know it looks like a life line right, that's what I need right now, I am all angled out!

If I never see an angle again it will be too soon. I am happy that I am almost done here. The glue is going on and I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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The nail gun is going to keep all the parts together for the finale.

The nail gun is going to keep all the parts together for the finale.

My nail gun doing the work of keeping all the parts together and reinforcing the adhesive elements.

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That’s all she wrote guys, we got our floating shelf and I am just tying up loose ends!

That's all she wrote guys, we got our floating shelf and I am just tying up loose ends!

This was long and hard but we made it, it looks great and I sure learned a lot making this angled floating bookshelf.

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