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DIY Barn Wood Floating Shelves

By Tidy Brown Wren, bringing order to your nest on Dec 27, 2012

I'm excited to show you the floating barn wood shelves Hubs made me for my Christmas present this year.

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It started out as some barn wood Hubs found along the side of the road. Piles of old barn wood don't come along very often, so you'd better snatch them when you find them.

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He borrowed a rip saw from a friend at church and cut the wood down into narrow boards.

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He also cut down an old piece of wood from our barn to make cleats to hang the shelves on. Here are the cleats screwed into studs in the wall.

He made the shelves using two 4" boards and one 2 1/2" board. The 4" boards form the top and bottom of the shelf, and the 2 1/2" board is the strip you see in the front. There are also two small pieces on each end that measure 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. One shelf is 4' long, one is 6' long.

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Here's another view. The right-facing side is the front of the shelf. The back of the shelf is open.

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Waiting to be hung up in the house.

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