Floating Shelves

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

In this class you will learn how to make and hang a floating shelf all out of one piece of rustic alder. This functional piece works great as a nightstand in the bedroom, a sunny area for plants in the living room, a display for your favorite glasses in the kitchen, or space for guest towels in the bathroom.

We will start off by talking about how to plan and lay out the parts of a project on a rough sawn board in order to obtain the best yield. This is important to achieve things like grain matching throughout the piece. You will then learn how to cut the mitered corners for the shelf as well as how to strengthen and join them using a biscuit joiner. We will also learn how to cut a groove for the back to sit in. Next we will discuss sanding and finishing techniques as well as the importance of wood movement and how to allow for it. Lastly we will make and attach a French cleat and go over some tips for easy mounting on your wall.

This class will be taught by Tomas Vallejos. He is a Denver local who works as a custom picture framer, carpenter and woodworker with an emphasis in custom furniture making. He is also a current student of the fine woodworking program at Red Rocks Community College where he continues to ever expand on his woodworking knowledge and skills. Take a look at some of his work via his Instagram page @north20_finewoodworking

Minimum age

18 years or older

Cancellation Policy

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The Denver Tool Library offers classes in woodworking, home repair/remodeling, metalworking, arts and crafts, and more!

We also have a Community Workshop so you can work on your own projects outside of class, plus over 5000 take home tools you can borrow to get the job done at home.

Learn more: www.denvertoollibrary.org

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