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Offline LooseSox

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Workstation with floating shelves
« on: August 08, 2017, 07:12 AM »
So this is my current project...

A friend of mine asked me to convert a spare bedroom into a study for his wife and him so they had somewhere to work other than the kitchen table. Design brief was wall to wall benchtop, 2 cupboards and 2 sets of drawers with space inbetween to sit at, with white cabinets and a 750mm deep Acacia benchtop.

They also specified floating shelves, this is where it gets interesting. My mate and his wife are both doctors so have medical textbooks everywhere that they wanted on the shelves. Conservative guesstimates put the load on each shelf (4m wide) at 200+kg plus the weight of the shelf structures themselves. Settled on a 70x35mm framework screwed together, thankfully its a solid brick house so went to town with masonry anchors to hold it to the wall. There is actually 2 shelves (you can just see the shadow of the upper one), but I couldn't get back any further to fit them all in the shot.

Keeping in the white theme, I skinned the framework with 16mm melamine with the lower skin having a dado to accept some LED strip lighting. A sparky is due down soon to lay the lighting cables in the wall cavity into the shelving framework and to put extra power points in. Once that is done the skirting board will be re-attached.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2017, 07:14 AM by LooseSox »

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Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Workstation with floating shelves
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 10:45 PM »
Nice work.  Shelves will be great for all their books.  Much, much better than a kitchen table for working.

Offline LooseSox

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Re: Workstation with floating shelves
« Reply #2 on: Today at 08:05 AM »
The electrician has finally been and wired everything up. Here's the end result. And they have everything BUT their text books up on the shelf haha.