DIY Picture Ledge

I was too impatient to wait a month or so for another IKEA trip to get the ribba picture ledge, so I decided to try to make one myself. This one turned out to be better because I could make it the perfect width. It was fairly easy to assemble too.

  • The 8th Gem 6y

    off to the shed to give it a go..thanks
  • Aja Thomas 6y

    Really easy to do with minimal investment of time and money.
  • Dana Pugh 5y

    Do you have instructions for these posted anywhere? They look great!
  • Aja Thomas 5y

    I'm sorry i don't have a blog or anything but I can send u directions if u like.
  • Dana Pugh 5y

    Yeah I don't need anything super specific just general directions would be fantastic! Thanks!
  • Rachel Dewing 5y

    Hi there! I'm also interested in a recap of how you did this. I was thinking of tackling this project this weekend and don't really know where to begin! :) It'd be much appreciated!
  • Aja Thomas 5y

    All you need is:
    1x2-wood or mdf(front fascia)
    2-1x3-wood or mdf (bottom and back pieces)
    wood glue
    1 3/4 in nails (I forget the name of the typ of nails I used, they ahave a small head with a dimple on the top for sinking in wood)
    clamps
    Drill and small drill bit
    wood putty
    countersink for nails
    sandpaper or sanding block
    primer
    paint
    Cut all three pieces of wood to desired length.
    Run a bead of glue along the edge of one of the 1x3s and attach the 1x2 making sure the bottoms are flush. Use as many clamps as necessary to hold the wood together. Let glue dry. Next pre drill holes along the front of the 1x2 thru both thickness of wood, about 8 inches apart. Be sure ur drill bit is smaller than the thickness of the nails. Next nail the pieces together thru the predrilled holes. Follow the same steps for attaching the second 1x3 to the other end of the first 1x3. The bottom of the shelf should be sandwiched in between the front and back pieces of wood. Countersink all t he nails and fill with wood putty. After the putty is dry, sand, prime and paint the shelf. I simply pre-drilled holes in the back panel and screwed my shelf to my wall with 3 screws. Be sure to pre drill ur holes to keep ur wood from splitting.
    Also screw into ur wall studs in atleast two places to ensure that the shelf is secure.
    HTH
  • ChicaFlamenca 4y

    Fabulous! I am making some to hold rubber stamps in my art studio :)
  • Aja Thomas 4y

    Wonderful Chica! I would love to see the pics when you are finished!
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