Trying to build floating shelves too narrow does NOT work, folks. LOL. The shelves I had built 4 months ago was a fail. The reasons it was not a successful build?
- There was only one wall stud to screw into and we only used regular drywall screw-in anchors for the other attachment spots.
- The base that the shelf slid onto was too narrow and therefore not stable.
- The shelf was built too deep for the narrow & unstable base structure.
Why did I build them that way? I had mistakenly thought that my shelves would look to bulky being thick and the reason I built them deep is that originally I had planned to set my dinnerware on them.
But that was before and this is now. Check out the before & after!