Making a Train Shelf for the Wall:
* Sabre saw
* Safety goggles
* 4 x 8 x 3/4" plywood or 2 x 4 x 3/4" pieces
* 1 x 6 length size of room between corner shelves
* 3/4" wide trim for outside edge - 1/4" thickness or less
* 1 3/4" screws
* 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" angle brackets
* Wall brackets with built in wall hangers
* Number of brackets are determined by the size of the room
* 4 pieces - Cut from plywood
* Dotted line on image is the cut. Use the first cut out as a template for the 3 other pieces.
TIP: Use the curve of your train track to determine the radius of your cut.
* Place wall bracket at desired height and 23 ˝" from corner on both sides.
* Place 1 ˝" x 1 ˝" angle bracket on top corner of shelf.
* Place corner shelf on brackets, level and screw angle bracket to wall.
* Measure between corner shelves for length of wall shelf
. Cut 1 x 6 to length then screw with 1 5/8" screws on all shelves to the wall brackets.
TIP: After all pieces are cut, paint before assembly.
* With 3/4" trim, band front edge and nail in place. Start on a straight edge. Nail and work your way around curve. Chalk any voids and touch up with paint.
TIP: If no stud is found for the wall bracket anchor, use asy anchors that screw into sheet-rock. They should hold at least 50 pounds.
* Screw or nail down track on shelf and connect transformer to track.