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Really boring but please advise me before I ruin some shelves

(6 Posts)
MarlaSinger Sat 23-Aug-08 13:15:16

Well DP really

Am having a big clear out and have found three of these shelves that the previous tenants left, in white, would go perfect in alcovey bit in dining room

BUT

they are about 1cm too wide

hence why we found them and they were never put up, I guess

Suggested that DP kind of saw a bit off the end and hope the wall hides the crappy bit

Is this a really bad idea?

Seems like the shelves would look a bit stupid just on an open wall - or would that be better....?

RUMPEL Sat 23-Aug-08 13:28:04

They are 'floating' shelves - thus they are meant to appear to 'float' on the wall. I wouldn't try to saw a bit off - it will ruin them.

misdee Sat 23-Aug-08 13:53:12

bad idea.

they are floating shelves.

if they are going spare i can find a home for them wink

Cappuccino Sat 23-Aug-08 13:55:37

i don't think they are solid either so may disintegrate during sawing process

MarmadukeScarlet Sat 23-Aug-08 14:02:01

They are mdf style stuff inside, so not ideal also unless you have the correct saw with teeth that only cut one way you can damage the veneery stuff.

Also dur to the fact they are only held on the wall by a bit of metal that slots in to the shelf they do not hold very much weight.

MarlaSinger Sat 23-Aug-08 14:04:11

Ahhh - DP's new plan is to take the veneer off the side and see if that will be enough to squeeze them in....

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