Build a Simple Shelf Bracket for Any Space From Scrap Wood!
Instead of buying those ugly metal shelf brackets, use your scrap wood you've been hoarding to build your own in an hour or so! They are so easy, basically free, and the end result is gorgeous!
These measurements are for brackets to support a 1" by 12" shelf board on top of them. For four brackets you'll need 8-9" pieces of wood. I used 1" by 2" scraps that I had in my garage.
Then you'll need 4- 8" pieces with the ends cut at 45 degrees in opposite directions. Your end piece will look like a trapezoid.
For a decorative touch, I trimmed off the end of 4 of the 9" pieces at 25 degrees.
In the other 4- 9" pieces, I used a Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes to attach the bottom piece.
Spread glue on the ends and attach using the pocket holes to make a right angle.
Now, spread glue on the angled ends of the 8" pieces.
Place them in the center of the right angle.
Drill a pilot hole where you will be putting the screw so your wood will not split.
Now secure with a 1 1/2" screw.
You now have a finished bracket to paint or stain if you like.
Attach to the studs in the wall or use heavy duty anchors.
A simple and lovely alternative to those metal brackets.
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Published July 24th, 2015 10:42 AM