Bamboo IKEA cutting board into Floating Nightstand

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Llus trims the APTITLIG bamboo chopping board into an elegant floating nightstand. A minimalist shelf, without legs and barely visible brackets beneath. It is not meant to hold a lot of weight but it’s perfectly functional for your nightcap and next-to-bed essentials.

You can watch the video or jump straight to the instructions below:

Here’s how:

1. Using a table saw, cut a bevel edge for all 4 sides of the chopping board.

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2. Sand the cut edges with an orbital sander and finish with fine grit sandpaper.

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3. Next mark where you want the brackets to go.

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4. Score the marked lines with a penknife.

5. Use a router to create grooves for the brackets.

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6. Apply Cyanoacrylate glue (aka Superglue) to the brackets and press them into the groove. Spray Cyanoacrylate Accelerator to speed up the adhesion.

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5. Screw in the brackets.

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6. Use one of the bevelled pieces cut from the APTITLIG to cover up the brackets. Cut it into the right length.

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7. Attach the cover piece with glue.

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8. Let dry and sand down the edges.

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9. Wipe down with mineral oil. Finish with blended wax. Wipe off excess.

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10. Attach to the wall with screws and wall plugs. Use a leveller to make sure the table goes on level.

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~ by Llus (woodworking barcelona)

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