What I am trying to do is this:
I have 3 5' 4x6 posts which are stained to match a room color scheme. I would like to fasten these posts to the studs without seeing the fasteners making them appear to be floating shelves. I cannot drill straight through from the front to the back because the posts are not sanded (to give that natural appearance) and I don't want it to be noticeable.
The walls are already finished, so the shelves will be attached through the drywall and fastened to the studs (somehow?)