ShelvesBuilt-in shelves with a rope support
I wanted the shelves to be as elegant and well-fit as possible, so instead of putting gussets in, I hung the front corner from a rope.
Shelf RenderThe overall design
I had planned a bunch of shelves in various configurations, but we only ended up building the set along the far wall.
Shelf Anchor ScrewsTo keep the shelves from moving
Since they aren't captured along the other edge, I put a few screws in to keep the shelves in place.
Shelf SupportShelf support blocks
The shelves are a single sheet of plywood with a roman ogee routed along the front, and stained to match the other existing wood work. The brackets are the same material, but painted white.
Shelf Hanger ClampA rod clamp to hold up the shelf
Instead of tying a knot, which might slip and tighten over time, I used these shaft clamps to hold it up. Way easier to adjust as well, and much less hassle to take off if the rope requires replacement.