The very last part of the Long Mont Velo Build was to build some bike shelves for Paul. He wanted a couple of shelves to display some of his bikes. Instead of building something typical, I thought I'd try something a little different and if it didn't work our, I could always fall back on typical shelves.
First, I had to glue some 2"x12" pine boards together with dowel rods. A few days later they were ready to build upon. I came up with a pattern and traced that onto my boards and cut them out with a jig saw. I got out the router and cleaned up the edges and gave them a nice finish.
Next, I built the base of each shelf. These are just basic rectangular boxes with the side on the back missing. The idea was to mount a 2"x4" to the wall and then mount the shelf to that creating a floating design. After getting these done and caulked, I painted them flat black. While those were drying I gave the shelves themselves a couple of coats of ebony stain.
I wanted the finished look to be a stained top with a painted bottom. I have to say these turned out well and only took a week to do with build times and dry times.