How do I make free floating shelf fro cedar beam?

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  • OceeB OceeB on Aug 12, 2018

    Hi Beverly


    I love floating shelves but have not made one. I purchased 2 from IKEA for my daughters room years ago and looked at them and they are similar to these videos but using metal rods instead of wood blocks. For a Cedar Beam you will want to go heavy duty with support screwed into numerous studs on the wall where hanging.


    Here is a video of hanging a heavy beam mantle:


    This video presents the simplest way in the sense of number of materials to mount the beam.


    https://youtu.be/Ip1ylTo4qMU


    this video provides new construction installation easily making flush to wall. https://youtu.be/Mn0qXju8UXw


    If you decide to use a wood plate with steel rod/bolts are attached screwed through plate to hold beam and attached to wall - you will need to hollow out a groove the depth , width and height of wood plate to make beam flush to wall. There is no easy way to make the groove.. Lots of cuts with a radial saw to the depth you want and then chisel out. Would think the groove surface will be quite uneven so probably would go 1/4" deeper than plate depth so can get a flush fit.


    Hope these ideas help.