Friday, October 25, 2013

Gallery Ledges • Ana White

pocket holes
the unfinished product
totally earned it
I* finally completed my very first project! Before the hubs and I tackle building a media console, we built an easier, more "beginner" friendly project first. These gallery ledges seemed like the perfect first build. Especially since we needed something to house these books –and preferably a cheap something.

There are many ways to make these ledges. They can even be assembled with just some sandpaper, a hammer, nails, and wood glue. Since we were somewhat "practicing" for bigger projects, we actually used a pocket hole jig (worked like a charm!) and power tools.

Supplies Used:
  • [ 1 ] 1x2 (8' pine)
  • [ 2 ] 1x4 (8' pine)
  • Medium & very fine sand paper
  • Safety glasses
  • Screws 
    • 1 1/4" pocket hole screws for the ledge
    • 2" wood screws for mounting
  • 2" Nails 
  • Hammer
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Paint brush
  • Behr Swiss Coffee in Satin 
  • Level
Helpful Tools:
  • Jigsaw
  • Pocket Hole Jig
  • Power Sander
  • Power Drill
  • Stud Finder

*Okay, the husband helped.