My husband has some cherished knick knacks and I am hoping to give our little home a little charm.
The most difficult part of this project was lining up the dowel holes for the shelf.
2-1x6's cut to the length of the window
2-1x6's cut to 6-1/4" for the sides
1-1x6 cut to 4-3/4" for the center support
Fostner (sp?) Bit at 1" for the dowels, I centered them and put them 2" down on each side and the on each side of the center support
Then I sanded, sanded and then sanded some more.. .
I used the 1/2" fostner bit and spaced the holes 3 3/4" apart on center for the rail and the top.
I cut a 1/2" dowel into 2" pcs.
The rail is a 2x2 that I trimmed down on the table saw, it finished out at 7/8"x1-1/16"
Lots of glue, more sanding and it was complete
Added 3 hillman heavy duty hangers to it and hung it over the living room window.