It always seems as though I need a shelf/ledge in all the places where the traditional 2ft, 3ft or 4ft ledge just wouldn’t work. So I relied on my favorite furniture building site www.ana-white.com and sure enough I found more than enough plans to meet my needs.
I needed a certain length shelf and it needed to be deep enough to hold some vases. My scrap pile had just what I needed for the “$10 ledge” which ended up costing me nothing. Two pieces were mdf and the other was pine, but I was spray painting it so it didn’t matter.
I used my handy dandy Kreg Jig and drilled holes in the back piece (to connect to the bottom) and the bottom piece (to connect to the front).
I ended up with this ledge.
I used spray paint to finish off the whole thing, and used a couple screws to screw it into the wall. It’s the exact length I needed. The exact depth I needed. And the color I needed.
I’m now envisioning two really long ledges in the office. 8 feet. Maybe 10 feet. Decisions, decisions…
So talented…maybe we'll end up in AZ, so you can teach me some of your mad skills!
You do not know me but I have connections. I grew up playing with carolynn and Julie and my little sister is I think your husbands age. I used to live in shawnis ward and taught her little darlings dance once upon a time. I jump on your blog from hers I hope you don't mind. I think you live near me. I have to just tell you how completely impressed with your amazing skills from cooking to decorating to building to parenting. You might be one of my new idols. Keep up the awesomeness. While I will wish I had your skills I will most likely never attempt any of it. But oh so impressive.
You're too kind! If you live close enough we could bust out some projects together – it's not so much skill but just the willingness to try! My door is always open! 🙂
How I long to make these shelves but fear it would be mission impossible for me as I don’t Jig etc. Just saws and nails/screws plus the other bits and bobs the lay person has. Suppose I can always go to visit the rabbit warren (Ikea)store. Has anybody managed to make up these shelves without jigs etc?
You wouldn’t have to have a jig – you could glue and then nail the pieces on. You could then putty the nail holes. Good luck!