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Project

Marble-Threshold Shelf

Materials

  • Level
  • 2 metal shelf brackets
  • Mounting hardware
  • 4 clear rubber shelf grippers
  • 1 marble threshold

Steps

  1. Step 1

    A marble threshold is just the right size for a shelf. Use a level to position two brackets on the wall. Screw brackets into the wall, using the appropriate anchors for the wall material. To secure the marble shelf in place, affix two self-adhesive shelf grippers on top of each of the brackets.

  2. Step 2

    Carefully center the slab upright at the back of the brackets, and then lower it to a horizontal position and press it down to adhere to the grippers.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2004

Reviews (17)

  • Gigee101 19 Feb, 2012

    Either call or go by a business that does countertops. You can find scrap marble or granite or other countertop materials. You should be able to get a piece for free or really cheap from scrapes used on previous jobs., but you will probably have to pay for have the edges smoothed and rounded.

  • Gigee101 19 Feb, 2012

    Either call or go by a business that does countertops. You can find scrap marble or granite or other countertop materials. You should be able to get a piece for free or really cheap from scrapes used on previous jobs., but you will probably have to pay for have the edges smoothed and rounded.

  • Iamafolder 16 Feb, 2012

    Thresholds are available in tile stores. Probably at home depot, too.

  • dawnclark 16 Feb, 2012

    Yes, where do you find a marble threshold? Great idea, just need some resources as to where to locate one?

  • laurenroshek 10 Feb, 2011

    Anyone have any suggestions on where to get these threshold pieces? No luck at Lowes!

  • AAnderson 8 Feb, 2011

    In answer to a couple of the questions posted here:
    A marble threashold is a piece of marble cut and shaped to go under a door as transition between your flooring and the outdoors.
    No need to cut the threshold because typically they are 5 or 6 inches deep and 36 inches wide so perfect size, as the article mentions, for this kind of shelf.

  • AAnderson 8 Feb, 2011

    In answer to a couple of the questions posted here:
    A marble threashold is a piece of marble cut and shaped to go under a door as transition between your flooring and the outdoors.
    No need to cut the threshold because typically they are 5 or 6 inches deep and 36 inches wide so perfect size, as the article mentions, for this kind of shelf.

  • Houseblessings 8 Feb, 2011

    Actually, I don't use patterns. Too limiting.I wasn't criticizing, just wondering.

  • lauragale 8 Feb, 2011

    What's a marble threshold?

  • Ulliowl 8 Feb, 2011

    These tips are just that TIPS. They are to give you an idea to take and make your own. @granny and houseblessings are probably the type that will only buy a dress pattern if they can find the exact material that is on the front of the pattern.

  • PKae 7 Feb, 2011

    I agree with Ivonova, too. It seems nearly every idea from Martha's site has a bunch of negative remarks, and most far worse than this. Why subscribe just to complain?

  • alexismh 7 Feb, 2011

    I like the idea a lot, but wouldn't you have to cut that marble slab into two pieces? I'm guessing that part isn't DIY. Maybe Lowe's or Home Depot would do it?

  • cheryle949 7 Feb, 2011

    I agree with Ivonova, thanks for saying it!

  • Ivonova 7 Feb, 2011

    Why does everyone have to have a complaint? Why not just enjoy or ignore?

  • oya 7 Feb, 2011

    why are decorating and organizing tips of the day the same?

  • Houseblessings 7 Feb, 2011

    That's the first thing that went through my mind, too!

  • grannyj3 7 Feb, 2011

    Great idea, but why use such mundane shelf brackets when there are such pretty ones available?