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.

    this video provides new construction installation easily making flush to wall.

    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.