Floating Beam

This is a 3″ x 6″ timber cut to a length of 6 feet, 10 inches, sanded and then stained with natural stain. It seems to float in the air because there are no visible shelf brackets. Holes were drilled into the back edge and then it was slid onto four large lag screws protruding from the wall studs.

big hunka wood

One of the advantages of using a shelf for pictures (as opposed to mounting pictures individually onto walls) is that the pictures can easily be swapped out with other pictures without making any holes in the walls.

right side shot

It really seems to float when viewed from this angle:

seems to float

Left side shot