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    Screw the two support strips perpendicular to the long mounting strip. You are basically just remaking your framework, but a little thinner so that it fits inside the shelf. Using wood glue and a nail gun, create another u-shaped frame. Make sure you use a square edge to get the mounts perfectly 90-degrees. For bigger shelves or heavy wood, use a pocket joiner and power drill to create the mount -- it will be much sturdier.
    • For peace of mind, create a third or fourth support strip, identical to the two on the outside. You then end up with an E-shaped bracket that can hold much more weight.
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    Test the wall mount. Does it fit snugly inside the hollow shelf? If not, adjust it as necessary, sanding and cutting wood so that the mount fits as snugly as possible.
    • The wall mount will be hidden, so there is no need to polish or finish it.
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    Attach the shelf mount to the wall. The best way to do this is to attach it directly to the wall studs within the wall. These can be located either with a stud locator or by knocking on the wall to search for places that don’t sound hollow.
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    Slide the shelf onto the shelf mount. It should fit like a glove. You can either leave it sitting over the mount or take it back off, apply glue to the mount, and attach the shelf permanently.
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    Repeat steps to make additional shelves as desired. Note that the shelves can be different dimensions.
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    Hollow-Core Door Method

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      Cut an 18-inch hollow-core door. Clamp a straightedge guide to the door and make a lengthwise cut using a 40-tooth carbide blade.[2]Don’t exceed 9 inches (22.9 cm) wide or you’ll start to weaken the cantilever strength of the shelf.
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      Cut cleats from a 2x4. Measure the space between the outer veneers of the door. This measurement will tell you how thick to cut your cleats. They should be as long as the inside of the door.
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      Use a pencil and 4-foot level to mark where you want the shelf to sit. Use a stud finder to mark the locations of the studs, marking these with a strip of masking tape.
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      Pre-drill 1/4-inch-diameter holes at the stud locations. Hold the cleat straight against the line on the wall. Drill into the stud with a 1/8-in. bit and install a 1/4-in. x 3-1/2 in. lag screw into each stud.[3] Make sure the screw is tight and straight.
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      Cut away the corrugated cardboard cores at least 1-1/2 inches from the cut edge.[4] Use a bread knife works to scrape off the glue, being careful not to gouge the wood.
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      Test-fit the shelf. The blank should fit over the cleat. If the shelf doesn''t apply glue), use counter-sunk screws instead of brads. Install them from the top and use a small sticker to cover the heads. The paint used on the shelf can be used to touch up the stickers to match.
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        Diy Wood Pallet Bench With Cushionhow to Diy Wood Pallet Bench With Cushion for Things You’ll Need

        • Tape measure
        • Saw
        • Hammer and nails or nailgun
        • Screws and screwdriver
        • Carpenter’s glue
        • Level
        • Paint or veneer (optional)
        • Stud-finder (optional)

        Traditional Method

        • 1/2-inch wood for paneling
        • Two long 1x2-inch wooden strips

        Hollow-Core Door Method

        • A hollow-core door (try your local rebuilding center to recycle an old one)
        • Chisel
        • Wrench
        • 1-inch brads
        • 3.5-inch lag screws

        Diy Wood Pallet Bench With Cushionhow to Diy Wood Pallet Bench With Cushion for To make floating shelves, start by cutting a piece of wood into three pieces, so that the first piece is as long as your shelf panel, which is the flat piece of wood that forms the bottom of the shelf, and the other 2 pieces are the same width as the shelf. Then, glue the wood onto the top of one of your shelf panels before gluing your second panel on top of the wooden frame. Finish by cutting 1 long piece and 2 short pieces of wood so they fit snugly into the open side, then attach them together to make the mount. For tips on making floating shelves with a hollow-core door, read on!

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