Using a measuring tape and pencil, mark and cut the five 1×2 boards using a chop saw (see cut list).
Using a measuring tape and pencil, mark and cut the four 1×10 Southern Yellow Pine boards using a circular and miter saw (see cut list).
Secure the 7-inch exterior sides to the long piece using wood glue and wood screws. Then attach the shorter interior sides to the exterior sides in the same manner.
Determine the location of studs in the wall and mark the completed bracket accordingly. Check for level, then secure bracket to the wall (into studs) using 4-inch wood screws.
Using wood glue and a nail gun loaded with 1-inch 16- gauge finish nails, assemble the mitered pine 1×8 boards together to create the shelf (box). Hint: miter pieces so that grain is continuous for a seamless look.
Fill any nail holes with stainable filler and allow to dry. Then lightly sand the entire box using a 220-grit sanding block. Wipe away excess dust with a rag.
Brush on a chestnut stain (or another stain color of your choice) and poly mix, then wipe away excess with a clean rag. Allow to dry before installing on bracket.
Once fully dried, slide the stained box onto the wall bracket. Push until snug to the wall.
We’ve compiled a full list of tools and materials you’ll need to build these modern, yet rustic floating shelves here: