Secret Floating Shelf

I recently designed a floating shelf for Whitney from Shanty2Chic and it had me thinking about all that wasted space inside the floating shelf. Then the light bulb went off! A false bottom with hidden storage! That was it! So off to the drawing board I went. After a few hiccups, this is what I came up with. And, believe it or not, I built it for about $30!

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Dimensions


Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Dimensions


Cut List


Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Cut List


Secret Shelf Plans

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Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 1

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 1


Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 2

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 2

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 2

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 2


Finishing

We decided to finish our secret shelf with Kona wood stain from Varathane.

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Finishing

Our little helper!

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Finishing

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Finishing


Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 3

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 3

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 3

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 3


Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 4

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Step 4


Mounting

First, find the perfect spot for your new secret shelf and then mark a level line at the height you would like to mount it. Next, use a stud finder to locate and mark two studs. Mount the secret shelf using two 2-1/2″ wood screws per stud.

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Laser Level

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Laser Level

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Laser Level

Mark a level line.

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Stud Finder

Search for two studs…

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Stud Finder

.. there’s one!

Secret Shelf | Free Plans | Mounting

Attach with two 2-1/2″ wood screws in each stud.


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