Floating Shelf Video Summary:
I included this video as it has a really great breakdown of how to use epoxy in woodworking, and specifically with these floating shelves. Jonny does a great job of breaking down each step of the process he uses, and, though it sounds cliche, makes it looks so easy. Following the steps outlined in this video will make all your epoxy-floating-shelf-dreams come true.
Floating Shelf Video Breakdown:
(0:08) – Selecting wood pieces for his shelves;
(0:48) – Cleaning up the live edge, cutting, planning;
(1:30) – Cutting and building the form, lining the form with tuck tape, screwing the forms together, and shelf layout;
(3:08) – Application of shellac to prevent the epoxy from staining the wood;
(3:22) – Hot glue to hold the slabs in place, and tape to cover areas for different color epoxy;
(3:54) – Mixing, coloring, and pouring the epoxy;
(5:34) – Removing forms from the shelves, planning excess epoxy, and filling holes;
(6:25) – Construction of straight-line-rip jig in order to get straight edges on all sides of the shelves, and squaring up the ends ;
(8:07) – Addition of 45 degree chamfer with hand router;
(8:28) – Sanding and polishing the epoxy;
(8:47) – Floating shelf layout and wall bracket mounting;
(9:06) – Drill guide jig and drilling the holes in the floating shelves;
(10:14) – Application of simple finish wax;
(10:32) – Mounting floating shelves on the wall;
(11:15) – Epoxy explanation.
Unique Floating Shelf Video Clips:
(4:15) – Jonny has a great explanation of how to apply the epoxy so as not to generate too much heat all at once and to avoid cracking; see also minute 11:15 of this video for why he uses the total boat 2:1 resin epoxy verses other options (its actually worth listening too).