Description: Construct and Install the Basking Shelves
Note: Decide what shape
you want your shelves to be in and cut accordingly. You should have
scrap that meets your need at this point. Iron on the melamine edging
to all exposed wood surfaces according to the package directions.
Although they will be covered in oak trim - or facing the walls -
the melamine edging will seal out the moisture. On the edges facing
the world, measure and cut the trim with a mitre box to provide a
finished look. Stain the trim and apply a good coat of polyurethane
accordingly. Attach the Aluminum channel to the walls where the shelves
will be located and screw the shelves in securely from the bottom.
Use the oak stock to provide support from the floor up. See my enclosure
if you have questions here.
Note: The oak trim I used is in the shape of an L. Once cut and applied, the L shape overlaps the top surface of the shelf. The substrate (carpet) lies flush with the surface of the shelf, and the oak trim provides a finished look to the whole thing.
Construction Time : About 2.0 Hours