The Gorse Fox went back out to the garage. He had thought through the next steps of the floating shelf and was eager to get back to work. The shelf would have a hole in it to allow for cables and plugs to be fed from below. This needed to be cut and then then the top and bottom fixed to the frame. Next the edges were attached and we had the basic shelf ready for sanding and priming.
Urban-Cub and Pistol Pete wanted to do some shopping in Chichester so we were going to look after baby Ellie for a while. She was, of course, a delight and grandpa and nana took turns to watch over her, soothe her, feed her, and change her (though some of those turns fell squarely on nana!)
During the evening the Gorse Fox thought more about the floating shelf. He concluded that the finish of some of the cut edges needed further attention and that the cable hole needed lining. The upshot of this is that there is more work to do in order to complete this first shelf. As there are several further shelves that need to be built, this is very much a prototype, but even still, it needs to be right.