Make a Floating Shelf Using Old Belts

Dan Faires shows how to make a rustic, chic floating bookshelf using old belts.

Make a Wood Shelf Using Old Belts 03:42

Dan uses old belts from his closet as supports for a floating bookshelf.
Floating Shelves Made From Old Belts

Floating Shelves Made From Old Belts

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Materials and Tools:

  • 2x6 wood board, cut down to two 36" pieces
  • table saw
  • power drill and screws
  • carpenter's square
  • tape measure
  • goggles
  • hand sander with 220-grit paper
  • dark walnut wood stain
  • polyurethane
  • paintbrush
  • level
  • leather belts with matching hardware

Instructions:

Measure and cut two 36" pieces from a 2x6 wood board using a tape measure and table saw.

Sand wood pieces using a hand sander with 220-grit paper, and apply a generous coat of dark walnut stain. Wipe access stain with a clean rag to enhance wood grain. Allow to dry.

Add a coat of polyurethane, and allow to dry.

Apply Polyurethane to Your Floating Shelf

Apply Polyurethane to Your Floating Shelf

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Source belts with similar hardware. Locate a wall to hang belts, and measure and mark the wall at the appropriate width.

Measure for Shelves and Mark the Wall

Measure for Shelves and Mark the Wall

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Drill holes at the marks, and add anchors.

Attach the top of the belt to the wall with a screw. Loop the belt through its buckle and tighten.

Attach Belt to Wall with Screws

Attach Belt to Wall with Screws

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Slide in the wood board, and tighten the belts until everything is level. Secure belts to wood with screws along the bottom of the board. Decorate and accessorize.

Use the Belts to Level the Shelf

Use the Belts to Level the Shelf

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Floating Shelves Made From Old Belts

Floating Shelves Made From Old Belts

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