How to build a super-strong floating-shelf
Hand Saw 18v Cordless Combi Drill Drill Driver – Corded Masonry Drill Bit 14 x 200mm Masonry Drill Bit 6 x 100mm (for pilot hole) Wooden Drill Bit 8 x 200mm Wooden Drill Bit 6 x 100mm (for pilot hole) Spirit Level Hacksaw Workbench & Clamps
Projecting RawlBolts M8 x 125mm (Pack of 5)Threaded Rods M8 x 300mm (Pack of 5)Plank of wood (I used pine)
1. Measure and cut plank of wood to desired length 2. Use a spirit level to mark a horizontal line on the wall where you want the floating shelf to sit 3. Use 6mm Masonry Drillbit to drill pilot holes at desired points along this horizontal line (I made four holes to support a 2500mm shelf) 4. Use 14mm Masonry Drillbit to widen the holes and drill to the depth of the Rawlbolts 5. Insert Rawlbolts into the holes (see below for image of Rawlbolt – they can be picked up in packs from DIY stores (e.g. Screwfix). You want the casing for this job, you can discard the bolt inside.
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