Decorative shelf brackets – Shelf brackets are an ideal do-it-yourself project because they can be done with basic woodworking tools and can add a custom look to any shelf wall mounted. A wooden shelf bracket has keyholes cut into the rear edge of the bracket. The screws can be mounted on a wall. Shelves are located on top of the holder. Making the brackets out of the same wood you plan to use the shelf.
Make a decorative shelf brackets, Place the boards on a work surface. Draw an actuate diagonal line from one top corner to the opposite bottom corner. These will be the decorative front edges of the brackets. Use the flexible curve ruler to make a flowing decorative line. Cut decorative front edges of the two bracket boards with a scroll saw. Sand the brackets with fine-grit sandpaper. Install keyhole bit in the router table for making a 1/4-inch-deep cut. Adjust the fence on the router table to make the cut in the middle of the 1-inch-thick edge of the bracket boards.
Rout two key hole cut in the back 1-inch-thick edge of the bracket boards. The trailing edge is the edge that is opposite to the decorative border. This will be mounted against the wall. Make a cut 2 inches in from each end. Make the keyhole cuts, so that the hole is oriented closest to the top of the brackets. The gap must be oriented to the bottom of the brackets. Apply a wood finish to the brackets. Allow finish to dry before installation decorative shelf brackets.