Sunday, September 17, 2006

Kitchen Shelves

S wall shelves

What do you do with a really long blank wall in a kitchen? How about wall shelves. But not just any wall shelves...fancy, large, funky, creative, 'S' shaped wall shelves. Though not a completely original design, these shelves are yet another brilliantly functional and attractive design from my lovely wife.

As far as design, I think the pictures say all there is to say and, in fact, there is not that much to say about the implementation either. The shelves are made from glued up 3/4" MDF to produce a thickness of 1 1/2". The total length is 5ft and stud positioning was taken into account during design to guarantee plenty of support for the relative heft of that much MDF. These shelves are very secure due to the mounting method I chose. Basically, I created a copy of the shelves out of solid 1x2 wood and fastened the copy to the studs with screws. The shelf pieces were dadoed to fit over the 1x2 copy and a couple of screws through the top of the shelf attach them together.

This is all part of a master plan that will include some more decorative work on the wall and a wine rack. I'll be working on that after I finish the desk. Speaking of the desk, for the first time I will try to keep the blog up-to-date with progress instead of just giving updates upon completion so look forward to that.


Anonymous said...

I love your shelves. What a neat concept!

Anonymous said...

I saw the same type of shelves on a paint brochure and I want the same. how or where can I buy them? Did you make them of a picture?

Anonymous said...

i really like these

Veronica said...

hi my name is vero. . i was googling for some wall shelves n found yours .. i really like them they came out good you have
directions on how to build them. .or somewhere to buy?


Ross said...

For those looking to buy shelves like these, the design is based on some shelves from West Elm. The ones I built are scaled up to the size we wanted.

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