Thursday, November 3, 2016

DIY Floating Shelf - Pallet Wood Project


30 Days of DIY Projects 2 Make Us Thankful

Project 3


This is the third post of our series of projects to make us thankful for DIY.  Be sure to check back everyday during the month of November for new simple and easy DIY projects.

It's our way of saying Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at
Simply Easy DIY!




 In our home, we often say, "No counter is safe".

Simply put, we accumulate clutter. Sometimes it is because we are rushed and don't have time to put things away.



Sometimes it is because we're busy keeping things out of the reach of little hands. Whatever the reason, we have a lot of stuff and things can get messy quick.

You know what I'm talking about....

Time to think about better organization.

Have you noticed that many people are decorating with floating shelves? Yeah, me too.

I want one, especially if it looks stylish too.

Here is a great project using pallet scraps shared from Shane over at DIY for Knuckleheads. His enthusiasm and good jokes make you want to go out and give it the old college try.

A nice touch that caught my eye is the addition of a sturdy and adjustable book end.

He created a track feature in order to slide the book ends to any position desired. The book ends were made from old hardwood fence post.




Tools & Materials Needed


Miter Saw

Circular Saw

Jigsaw

Vice

Wood Glue

Bolt

Pallet Wood



Final Thoughts

I think the rustic finish that Shane did added to the style.  There is even a home made wooden nut attached along the underside to support the slide mechanism and keep it firmly under place.

I thought that was a nice touch.

I hope you enjoyed today's featured project and don't forget to stop by "DIY for Knuckleheads" YouTube channel to check out even more great videos from Shane.

We hope you will return to Simply Easy DIY everyday through the month of November for more projects that make us thankful 4 DIY.

Until then!