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Floating Shelves

by Motoko, April 23, 2013

Last year, my son asked me to make shelves to display his trophies, and I finally managed to make them for him.

Floating Shelf

These are called “Blind Shelves” or “Floating Shelves”. I wanted simple shelves so the quality of wood stands out. My goal for his room is to include variety of rich wooden items with darker shades of red, blue, and green bedding and rug to make it boy-sh.

Floating Shelf in My Son's Room

He picked Cherry wood, which looks like the picture above naturally. I applied three coats of oil-base poly to finish them. The result is really rich caramel brown. I love it!

Floating Shelf

I placed knots on the bottom of the shelves because they collect dust when placed on the top. I like the fact that we can see the knots from the bottom since these shelves are installed high. Knots are like dimples. They make me smile.