On a raw wood shelves, quality comes from three sources: the use of good wood, mounting the platform securely to the wall and the construction carefully to ensure the edges and clean lines. Fortunately, all three of these characteristics are well within reach of woodworkers, even beginners. The trick is to work slowly, and double check each step to make sure you have done it perfectly. These plans make a long 3-foot shelving that can be securely mounted to three wall studs. Use a wood stain and of your choice, based on the theme and color of your existing decor.
Prepare shelf, drill seven holes in the center at the edge of 36 inches from the table of 8 by 36 inches. Make four lines of holes through the face of the table using the same bit you used. Each line should run parallel to the short part of the table and consist of three holes. And then placed 1 inch, 4 inches and 7 inches from the long edge.
Widen the holes drilled using a drill bit of the same diameter as the heads of the 1 1/2 inch wood screws. Widen all holes on one side only, to a depth of approximately 1/4 inch. Sand all sides of the shelf plate. Apply a coat of wood stain to the shelf plate.