DIY Glass Floating Shelves

Apr 14th

Glass floating shelves are minimalist, simplistic and modern. These types of boards are easy to clean, easy to install, and will work in every room. Although the materials and tools needed to build the project are simple carpentry tools, building this project requires a fair amount of concentration. It is important to finish precision cuts with a solid plank.

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To make glass floating shelves, Place the gate on your table saw so that it is parallel with the blade, and 1 3/16 inch away from the blade. Place the blade so it is 1 1/2 inches above the table. Date make a cut through the middle of the 36-inch board, so there is a 3/8 inch-wide slot, which is 1 1/2 inch deep and 36 centimeters long.

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Drill three evenly spaced 3/32 inch holes through the center of the grooves. These are the holes for the screws. There must be a hole 3 inches from each end, and a hole through the 18-inch center of the groove. Sand down the board with the medium, and a fine piece of sandpaper. Wipe the board down with a tack cloth, and spots on the board. Let the stain dry as instructed. Use your level in order to place the board, so that it will be horizontal. Screw to secure the holes and into the studs on your board for glass floating shelves.