Hey everybody, I've been fussing over how to make a wall with several floating shelves. Here is the look
I am after. This is a rendering done by a designer, notice all the floating shelves.
After talking to many carpenters and even fine cabinetry guys, we're still at a loss for an ideal solution. Here is why!
The challenge is that the shelves should only be a maximum of 1 inch thick. I think, even thinner, like 3/4 inch if possible, but I've been told that its impossible! And of course, the shelves should be able to support some weight, not too much but at least, maybe, 10-15 lbs.
After much research, I found two hardware solutions: One is here
and the other is here
Especially check out these really cool
on how the second solution works.
Now, at first it seems the second solution is the better one. But, further investigation and reading, you realize these are European design and the walls over there must be mostly hard material, like plaster or concrete, because this is what these are designed for. So, using here in North America, mounting on drywall/stud, I'm not sure it will work.
Maybe the LeeValley hardware will work, at least for 1 inch thick shelf. Documentation says its a minimum. Any ideas on 3/4 inch thick? Are there any homemade solutions? Thanks.