Earlier this summer I grabbed a board from the collection of wood left in my dad's barn. It's a 1 x 8, about 6 1/2 ft long. The brackets are 6 inches on the short side, 8 on the long side. The board was primed already, and I wanted it to match the rest of the space so I added a few coats of the cupboard and trim paint. The board was sitting in the garage for a few weeks until I finally got motivated Friday night and Saturday morning. On Friday night I initially hung the brackets too high, so Saturday morning I started over. A little measuring, leveling, and drilling, and the shelf is up!
|hammer, screwdriver, brackets, drill, tape measure, level, studfinder. |
what more do you need?
|one level bracket|
|two level brackets|
|level shelf = success!|
|new shelf with the pyrex collection (a couple are in use on the table)|
the art work was rehung about 4 inches higher on the wall
|shelf from the living room|
|the collection up close|