I am looking for suggestions for creating a full wall length shelf over a window. The window is actually two windows placed side by side and the length of the wall is 12 feet. I would like it to store puppets and other items for my child. The problem is how to mount the supports since the bottom of the shelf will come right up to the top of the windows. I'm looking for suggestions or plans from people who have created something similar.
fredp: Instead of putting the supporting brackets below the shelf, you could put the brackets above and "hang" the shelf to the brackets. Just remember to drill pilot holes through the shelf and into the brackets and then use screws to fasten the shelf to the brackets. Depending on the materials you use, in order to keep the theme in the room, the number and type of brackets required may vary, as some materials will deflect more than others when weight is applied.