Make a Floating Shelf Using Old Belts
Make a Wood Shelf Using Old Belts 03:42
- 2x6 wood board, cut down to two 36" pieces
- table saw
- power drill and screws
- carpenter's square
- tape measure
- hand sander with 220-grit paper
- dark walnut wood stain
- leather belts with matching hardware
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.
Source belts with similar hardware. Locate a wall to hang belts, and measure and mark the wall at the appropriate width.
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.
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.