Make these simple yet striking CD storage shelves.
You will need
• 22mm pine
• two 1 156 x 150mm pieces (top and bottom)
• two 174 x 150mm pieces (sides)
• 174 x 1 200mm piece of 6mm pine plywood (back)
• eight 8 x 40mm wood screws
• 22 6 x 20mm wood screws
• Henkel Ponal Express Wood Glue
• pine wood filler
• coarse and fine sandpaper
• one litre Plascon Universal Undercoat and sponge roller
• one litre white enamel paint and sponge roller
• two 8 x 40mm screws and wall plugs (for fixing to wall)
• drill and 8mm masonry drill bit
To make one shelf
Ask your wood merchant to cut the wood to the various lengths needed.
1 For the framework: Place one 1 156 x 150mm piece on your work surface. Glue and screw a 174 x 150mm piece onto each 22mm edge of the length on the 150mm sides, neatly lining them up. Leave to dry.
2 Glue and screw the remaining 1 156 x 150mm piece in position between the remaining open ends of the two 174 x 150mm pieces to complete the framework. Allow to dry completely.
3 Apply a line of wood glue all around on the 22mm edge of the framework and place the pine plywood piece in position on it.
4 Screw the plywood piece into position and leave to dry completely. Fill all the screw holes with wood filler.
5 Sand the entire shelf with coarse sandpaper, then with finer sandpaper to ensure a smooth, even surface. Mark two spots on the back of the shelf evenly spaced away from the middle and sides. Drill small holes through them.
6 Paint the floating shelf with a layer of undercoat, leave to dry and finish off with two layers of white enamel paint, allowing the first coat to dry completely before applying a second. Fix the floating shelf to the wall using the screws and plugs through the drilled holes.
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