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I recently had an idea to turn a floating corner shelf I bought at Lowes into a bedside table. I also had a dresser valet that looked like it would make a great shelf to sit underneath it and add some storage space. I really only had to make the brackets and add a few things to make this work. This only took a few hours at work and most of it was spent waiting for paint to dry. Here are the pictures of the essential steps.

wood

Measured and marked

Measured and marked

cut

Cut the two pieces on the ban saw.

measure

Used a caliper to precisely measure the top ridge where the brackets would fit over.

mill2

Milled the wood

fits

First try!

paint

Used satin black spray paint to match the shelf.

 

Taping

Taped rough outline and traced shelf with pencil.

sand

Sanded spots where brackets would be glued to promote adhesion.

 

epoxy

Used Hapco epoxy to bond pieces.

clamp

Clamped shelf down so it wouldn’t move when bonding the pieces.

screw

Screw to stop drawer from going back to far.

steptape

Made steps of tape under one full piece so the drawer would get snug as it was pushed in.

Floating Nightstand

When you pull it from the knob it works like a regular drawer. If you pull the whole thing the top part of the valet acts as a secret compartment for cash or any expensive jewelry.

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