Each short piece will have 2 pocket holes like below …
Next, I used my Ryobi 18V drill to connect the little pieces to the longer wall cleats with 2.5″ pocket hole screws. I included a line of Titebond wood glue under each small piece before linking …
Each cleat will have 3 little boards linked like this.
I attached them to the wall when I had all my braces built. Every wall is different, however this is the technique I have actually utilized on every floating shelf in my home.
These are the Spax screws I used to attach the braces to the wall. These are self-tapping and 3″ long. 3.5″ is a terrific length too.
I marked lines on the wall where I wanted my shelves to sit. I utilized a stud finder to mark my studs on the wall. I used my Ryobi Effect motorist to go through the braces and into the studs in the wall. This is the level I use … Low-cost and works like a beauty!
I attached the very first two braces and it looked a bit like this …
I measured 13 ” up from this brace to attach my next brace pieces utilizing the very same approach.
Next, I generally covered the brace pieces. I began with the 1/4″ plywood for the bottoms of each rack. I utilized my Ryobi AirStrike nailer to attach these bottom pieces into the braces using wood glue and 1.25″ finish nails. A stapler will likewise deal with this part. I utilized my table saw to rip down the 1/4″ wood for this part, however you can also have Home Depot rip it down for you.
Now I attached my top 3/4″ boards. These are 1 ‘ 10 typical boards I discovered in the house Depot. I cut them to size using my miter saw, and connected them utilizing wood glue and 1.25″ surface nails.
I added my side pieces next using the very same technique … This is 1 ‘ 4 typical pine boards from House Depot.
At this point I included my front pieces. I used wood glue and 1.25″ surface nails for this part.
That’s it! I stained these racks using Varathane Kona stain. I also found some. Simpson Strong-Tie metal corners that I spray painted gold and attached using gold furnishings adds to each corner to dress each shelf up. I LIKE the outcome!
How charming is this wall too? I kind of love it!