Scrap Cleated Shelves

Floating shelves mounted with a French cleat

These shelves, both functional and decorative, are part of Scrap, an ever expanding project which confronts the curse of all wood shops: the scrap wood created during the everyday business of building principal projects.

As most Lower City Joinery projects are architectural in scale, rather than finding their way into the next build, the smaller bits tend to accumulate. In an effort to avoid the burn bin, we’ve been making small one-offs such as these cleated wall shelves – a lovely way to display collections or objects d’art. We’ve also used them with hooks in the foyer in place of a hall table to house keys, mail, and bags.