I've been slow getting my friends cabinetry done. The last week or so I have been slowly chipping away at some of the last things I have to do. Just to prove that every once in a great while I actually do get something done I am posting some pics today of a floating shelf I finished for him a while ago. It is made of 4 layers of birch plywood from home depot. The veneer layers aren't quite as nice on the home depot stuff as it would have been with a nice baltic birch, but the home depot stuff is almost $20 cheaper a sheet. To make a floating shelf you make a "box" with a hollow inside. You then make a bar of sorts that fits perfectly into the cavity of your "box" and bolts to the wall. Bolt the bar on nice and level, then slide the shelf over the top.
Total cost of materials, about $20.
Comments? Post them here in the forums. More pics after the jump.