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Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - April Contents -

Gather your sup­plies

• Box frame 140 x 19mm x 1.8m dressed pine (2)

• Box back 450 x 12mm x 1.8m MDF

• Feast Wat­son Prooftint in Black Ja­pan

• Du­lux Wash & Wear Low Sheen in Vanilla Quake (or colour of your wall)

You’ll also need

Pro­tec­tive cloth­ing and safety equip­ment; cir­cu­lar saw; fine sand­pa­per; lint-free cloth; PVA wood glue; drill; coun­ter­sink­ing drill bit; 50 and 65mm wood screws; paint­ing equip­ment; in­te­rior un­der­coat; ham­mer; 40mm nails; spirit level; screw caps

Here’s how


STEP 1 Use cir­cu­lar saw to cut dressed pine into 2 lengths 1450mm long for top and bot­tom of box. Use of­f­cuts for the box sides, which are 350mm long. Sand smooth. Fol­low­ing man­u­fac­turer’s direc­tions, ap­ply Black Ja­pan to each length with lint-free cloth. STEP 2 Spread glue on ends of box sides and butt into top and bot­tom. Predrill through top and bot­tom into sides us­ing a coun­ter­sink­ing drill bit, then screw to­gether us­ing 50mm screws.


STEP 3 Cut MDF to mea­sure 1450 x 388mm. Un­der­coat, then ap­ply 2 coats of Vanilla Quake to 1 face of back­board. STEP 4 Run glue around back of box frame. Lower back­board, paint side down, onto box frame. Align edges of back­board with frame, then se­cure with 40mm nails spaced every 300mm. Touch up raw edges of back­board with Black Ja­pan.

MOUNT BOX SHELF STEP 5 Lift shelf into po­si­tion on wall, sit­ting on tem­po­rary sup­ports. Make level.

STEP 6 Drill pi­lot holes through back­board into wall studs. Screw box shelf to wall us­ing 65mm screws. Cover holes with screw caps painted to match the wall.

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