Floating shelf under TV

Live edged elm shelf with mahogany supports and trim. There’s cable space behind. Elm is gorgeous to look at and fun to work with. Since it’s over a radiator I put reflective insulation on the underside. Finished with Tung Oil and paste wax.

Woods: elm mahogany

Tools: hand planes card scraper table saw chisels

Tags: floating shelf

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)


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Jay ...

Nice job, I like the color of the Elm, good finish.

jim webster ...

good work

a1jim ...


Steve Tow ...

I really like that!!
Blending the Elm with a contemporary look…..very nice! !!!
Thanks for sharing, love it!!!

lanwater ...

well done.
I have never worked with elm. It looks nice.

James L Wilcox ...

Beautiful, excellent job. Good thinking on the insulation for the underside.

Wolf (& Rabbit!) ...

Elm is brilliant, it’s like a hardwood when you saw it but like cedar when you plane it. You need deadly sharp blades and my scraper is now an 1/8" smaller than when I started (sharpen, scrape, sharpen, scrape). The scraper was the tool to remove the “hairs” and once gone, such a wonderful, waxy, wavy surface.

Blackie ...

Nice looking shelf.

lanwater ...

you picked my interest…

I will buy some next time I visit the lumber yard.

Moment ...

Gives your radiator a nice modular look . Nice job .

Wolf (& Rabbit!) ...

heh, it’s my sister-in-law’s rad but yeah….
It was a birthday present. She’s pleased and so…so am I.

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Floating shelf under TV