Easiest Floating Shelves with No Brackets // Woodworking Home Project DIY HowTo

Hello and welcome to WoodShaped, my name is Adam Noe and I'm a woodworking in Kentucky. Today we show how to build floating shelves for your home.

The process was quite simple actually. Once we had selected the wood we wanted to use from our local hardwood specialty, we began to get the wood prepared. We decided to leave the wood unmilled as my wife wanted to keep the natural look of the wood and it really doesn't look much like the cedar you typically see that has been finished, not as dark and really gives the room a cool look.

I cut the wood at the miter saw to get it to length. These were cut just shy of the edge of the wall, about an eighth inch shorter. All were cut to the same length.

I then moved over to wall prep before drilling the holes in the wood. I measured on the wall and marked my drilling locations on the walls by ensuring level and this all turned out surprisingly accurate. Once i was happy with the setup, off camera, I drilled the holes partially with a drill bit off camera, I then took the 8 inch lag bolts and using my Milwaukee driver, drove them into the wall about 2.5 inches. I marked the depth with duct tape. Obviously the lag bolts have a head on them and that needed to be removed. I took my Milwaukee grinder and added a Lenox Metal Max Diamond edge disk:

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I had actually started with a hack saw but with 18 bolts I could not longer bear it and got the disk. At that point it took about 4 seconds per bolt and we were in business!

Once the wall was completely prepped, I drilled holes in the boards by first marking the center and ensuring the holes on the board matched those lag bolts on the wall, I then piloted the hole with my drill press to ensure straight holes. This step is not necessary if you don't have a drill press, just be careful that you are drilling straight into the wood by using a square. You don't want to drill out on one of the faces of the board. I repeated this process until all holes were drilled. 18 total holes, 3 per board.

Now came the fun part, lining up the holes with the boards and tapping the bolts into the shelves. This took a little matching up with the bolts and it didn't help that the walls were not actually flat, especially in the corner. I had to bend the bolts slightly to get the fit but this will turn out as an advantage since the friction will ensure the shelves stay in place easier. I'm sure I didn't drill all bolts in completely straight and mistakes will be made in the process, just do the best you can!

That was it! The shelves were done! The only step that was left was for my wife to decorate. i hope you enjoyed how these turned out. Please give a thumbs up and subscribe!! Thanks for watching!

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Around 100 b/f of Cedar from Hardwood Specialties in Lexington, KY

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