We LOVE the floating shelves look. We wanted the shelves to run the length of the base cabinet unit. I was very specific about color, size and also wanting some imperfections that natural wood panels have. The grain pattern and the over all look of the floating shelves I was looking for was not available out there, so Clyde and I ventured out and we did them ourselves. We headed out to Home Depot and found wood panels that were 2″ x 10″ x 16″ long. I choose the right color, texture & over all aesthetic.