Sometimes metal’s true beauty shines brightest when it’s combined with another material. By itself, metal can seem cold, sterile and unappealing, just as wood alone can be a little dull. But combine the two materials and the contrast can create a sense of warmth and sophistication in even the simplest project.
Made of aluminum and wood, this floating display shelf is a prime example that works well with almost any décor. A steel support system that is screwed directly to the wall studs enables it to hold quite a bit of weight, yet because the supports are hidden, the shelf has a light, airy appearance. All of the materials are available at most home-improvement stores, and the construction techniques are so simple that you’ll be able to build and hang the shelf in a weekend.
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