How to build a corner shelf

How to build a corner shelf

Whether you need it for storage or to fill a space in the bathroom, this corner shelf will bring a touch of originality to your room.

HOW TO BUILD A CORNER SHELF

Whether you need it for storage or to fill a space in the bathroom, this corner shelf will bring a touch of originality to your room.

As it is made for corner installation, it is suitable even for small spaces. Here is how to make and install the shelf in four simple steps!

HERE ARE THE FOUR SIMPLE STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPLICATE THIS MODEL!

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate

ESTIMATED TIME: 1 h 30


REQUIRED TOOLS

  • Drill
  • Nail gun
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Foam brush
  • Mitre saw

MATERIALS LIST

  • 2 laminated pine boards of 8 in x 48 in
  • Sanding sponge (fine grit)
  • Wood glue
  • 2 in nail gun nails
  • Wood filler
  • SamaN-type water-based taint or varnish
    (colour of your choice)
  • 2 in wood screws

PREPARATION

Use the mitre saw to cut the wood boards following the measurements below, then sand all the pieces.

  • 7 pieces of 8 in
  • 2 pieces of 5 in

1- ASSEMBLE THE FIRST ANGLE

  • Use some wood glue to affix the 5 in piece on the end of a 8 in piece to form a right angle, as illustrated.
  • Secure the two pieces using the nail gun.

2- ASSEMBLE THE SHELF

  • Starting from the base assembled at step 1 and following the same assembly method, assemble the other 8 in pieces by alternating sides to create the zigzag effect of the shelf. Finish with the remaining 5 in piece.
  • Refer to the final picture to see how to position each piece.
  • Fill the holes made by the nails with the wood filler. Let it dry and sand.

3- APPLY STAIN

  • Apply the stain or varnish you have chosen using the foam brush to obtain a nice finish.


4- INSTALL THE SHELF ON THE WALL

  • Install the shelf on the wall at the desired height with wood screws and a drill, screwing into the 5 in pieces as close as possible to the 8 in pieces so that they are less visible when the shelf will be installed. Ideally, secure the shelf into wall studs or use anchors.