Build your own easy to build ledge shelves that look like beams. This is a great way to add a rustic wood element to any room. Perfect for frames, books, or small decor items! Easy to hang. Free plans by Ana-White.com
For 30" long ledge shelves as shown in this plan:
- 1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
- 1 - 2x2 @ 28-1/2" long
- 1-1/4" brad nails
- 3" long self tapping construction wood screws (SPAX or similar), recommend star bit (you'll need just two screws for hanging the cleat)
- 2" long self tapping construction wood screws (SPAX or similar), recommend star bit (you'll need four per shelf for hanging shelf on cleat)
1 - 1x4 @ 30" - Front (should be cut to fit after step 1)
2 - 1x4 @ 28-1/2" - Top and Bottom
2 - 1x4 @ 3-1/2" - Ends
1 - 2x2 @ 28-1/2" - Inside Cleat
Recommend cutting with a chop saw or compound miter saw, but can also be cut with a circular saw and straight edge.
To get a perfect fit, recommend cutting the front after the frame is built in step 1.