This sweet little window shelf is suspended on the wood 2x4 separating my huge kitchen windows. This is a ( only) south window . I didn't want to goop up the view and so it Dawned on me to put a small shelf that appeared to be floating, this is how it was done. Also i needed to be able to remove storm windows ( on inside) and operate windows during the summer months.
Then i sat the top on, arranged spread of supports, lined up and screwed from top down into supports, 1 screw each. It needs to be painted white. Very happy with results. When i need to remove storms it will be easy to remove screws, shelf top, swing support out of way. I 'd been thinking about a shelf in this window. Love it! Wood brackets are easy to make with the right tools and are lovely. These kinds of projects i can assist you with at 610 studio, come learn to cobble, design, construct creative treasures and heirloom gifts. Invest in yourself, make it.
I hope i won't have any issues with the smoke detector having a shelf below it. If so i'll remove top shelf. The shelving has wider shelves on bottom 4 shelves, 9". The upper 4 are 7" wide. New wood , some of it from left over projects, some from reclaimed resources. Air nailer came in handy. I used shoe molding to support shelves. All tied into studs. See next pic about bottom.
Putting art and collectables on the shelves. I jumped up and down on floor to see if anything might topple. Hanging it from the wall made stable surfaces, plus they appear level. The book case i had there earlier was un level and made the living room appear crooked. Well it is! As all get out, but ... Now it looks straighter. Magic
I built a shelf above the stove from a bed frame board, note how top end is wider? I cur the bed board in half and used the fancy ends to create wider plate shelves on upper level. Then i used new but left over 1x boards from baseboard project to build the rest. Painted it and stocked it. I need to find one more squat 1/2 jar to fill upper shelf with tea and beverage stock. I had squirreled away spice jars, dug them out, cleaned , transferred spices and labeled them . Pretty! It is securely attached to wall. Edge next to fridge has a strip of wood attached to shelf and then screwed into wall. The other side is attached to door frame.
Removing adhesive from nice wide pine board i wanted to use for desk top. I laid rags on surface and poured boiling hot water to saturate rags. Lifted them and scraped adhesive with putty knife. Took several applications on each section to scrape off adhesive, ringing out rags and reheating. But it worked pretty well to scrape off a lot of the stuff. Then peanut butter!
I put in shelves in side the cupboard. I made one the same height as attachable desk top. The desk top has folding support brackets that attach to underside of desk with hinges and support desk top. The desk top has 2 Small L bracket that hook over a wood brace across door opening. Any questions about this , ask and i will clarify with pictures. Quite clever design. Now to stock the shelves, and install, hook up printer, scanner etc. sweet
Worked out pretty well, panicked for a bit, what with slopping ceiling and uneven walls. As it gets painted it becomes more stately. :)
This is a 13" wide plank board salvaged when i installed the large kitchen window. I long to save it but it's perfect for this project. It will provide ALL the wood needed . I was told when the house was built they used local trees for the planking and lumber, that explains why i found vastly different width plank boards on the interior, exterior walls. They were not cut down to standard widths but used as cut, some being quite wide, others narrow. I LOVE learning these things about this old house i have been granted the care of. She is a beauty and has such integrity. Ps see the white lines on the board i will cut for the project, as soon as pa wales up.
I also built a storage cupboard in wood working room from byfold hollow core doors. It required four 12" wide pair. I'd bought a bunch of them a while ago during a 1/2 off sale, so my shelving unit cost $10.00 to build using scrap for shelf supports. I used 2 small l brackets to secure it to the wall, screwing into studs. I love my stud finder. Now to start using it. It will help keep my room user friendly.