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    Default Bragging about my floating shelves

    I finally took the bi-fold doors we removed from the laundry room and put them to good use. I took the pocket screw jig and drill bit I saw on TOH 3-4 years ago and drilled holes to match the studs in the wall.

    I couldn't find the screws that they suggested I use so I put washers on 2 1/2 inch drywall screws and settled those into the holes.

    I did notice that the right one is not centered between the other two but I intend to replace them in a few years anyway.




    Debby in Oklahoma

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    Default Re: Bragging about my floating shelves

    That's pretty good for a girl. Sorry the devil made me do it.

    If anyone says anything about the shelf not being centered, just tell them you used the ****en ratio, like any serious furniture builder.

    Seriously, they look great Debby, and I love to see recycling of material.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Bragging about my floating shelves

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    just tell them you used the ****en ratio,
    Do unto shelving as you would ... No, that can't be it ...

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    Default Re: Bragging about my floating shelves

    Quote Originally Posted by A. Spruce View Post
    Do unto shelving as you would ... No, that can't be it ...
    It's about 1.6 to 1 and is supposed to give designs aesthetically pleasing proportions.For instance if you are building a chest 4 ft high it should be 6.4 ft. long.
    Jack
    Last edited by JLMCDANIEL; 02-11-2008 at 01:06 AM.
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Bragging about my floating shelves

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    It's about 1.6 to 1 and is supposed to give designs aesthetically pleasing proportions.For instance if you are building a chest 4 ft high it should be 6.4 ft. long.
    Jack
    I was joking, I've recommended the ****en Mean (****en rectangle, ****en ratio, etc ) around here many a time. Use it all the time in the shop.

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    Default Re: Bragging about my floating shelves

    How much weight can they support ? Could you place books on them ?

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