Nov 152011
 

I mentioned a few weeks ago I was on the hunt for floating shelves and found several options that really appealed to me.   One of my favorites were some basic block shelves found on Ana-White’s furniture plan site.  So having made my decision to build those shelves, I re-visited her site to download the plans and ventured off-course like I usually do (sooo many plans!) and found these.

Image Courtesy of Ana-White.com

How can you beat $10 shelves?  It’s almost impossible and since you could build them to custom lengths they were perfect.  The icing on the cake was the fact that I had all the necessary lumber on hand due to leftovers from previous projects.    With all the lumber ready to go, all I had to do was figure out some measurements for my shelves to make sure everything would fit properly and that was it.  Done deal.  The shelves only take a few minutes (maybe 10) to cut and assemble, but as with any DIY project you do spend a good deal of time sanding, painting and finishing.

I built two shelves and was able to paint a smaller shelf we already had to match (top shelf).  The paint was leftover from the apothecary entertainment cabinet I built from earlier this year (also an Ana White plan).

In the end, the biggest part of this whole project was spray painting all the frames flat black and a then of a few of the mats white, so everything would match somewhat.  That chore actually took longer than the building of the shelves.  Nevermind the process of deciding which pictures to have printed and at what size.  Oy vey!  I’ve had everything up for a few days now and really love the whole setup.  I apologize for the lousy picture, but we actually have dark and gloomy weather here today so a flash was necessary.

One project marked off the checklist.  Yay!

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