The Perfect Corner Shelf

You will need:

  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • 100 grit sand paper

  • Laminated Pine
  • Chipboard Screws 4.0mm x 50mm
  • 2.0mm Drill bit
  • Counter sink bit

Cut List:

Laminated Pine

  • 305mm x 305mm x 22mm (x5) – Shelves
  • 305mm x 305mm x 22mm (x4) – Sides
  • 305mm x 150mm x 22mm (x2) – Top and Bottom Sides

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1:

Securing the top side to the first shelf. You will use the top side 305mm x 150mm x 22mm and one of the shelves 305mm x 305mm x 22mm.


Start by holding the shelf 305mm x 305mm x 22mm on top of the top side 305mm x 150mm x 22mm to form a 90-degree angle. You can use the bottom side to support the shelf on the other side. While holding in place, drill pilot holes, then counter sink the holes before applying wood glue where the wood will connect. Now fasten with chipboard screws 4.0mm x 50mm. Once fastened remove the bottom shelf you used as a temporary support.

Step 2:

Fastening first shelf to the next side. You will use 305mm x 305mm x 22mm as well as the part of your shelf built in step 1.


Place the part of your shelf built in step one on your work surface with the top side flat on the surface and the shelf pointing upwards. You will now attach the first shelf 305mm x 305mm x 22mm to the next side 305mm x 305mm x 22mm as displayed in the above image. Hold the side in place against the bottom of the shelf. Make sure that the side you are securing is perfectly aligned with the shelf and the top side. Drill pilot holes and counter sink before applying wood glue and inserting screws.

Step 3:

Securing the second shelf. Use 305mm x 305mm x 22mm.


Turn the piece of the shelf completed in step 2 onto its opposite side as displayed above. Hold the second shelf 305mm x 305mm x 22mm against the bottom of the side installed in step 2. Make sure it is perfectly aligned. Drill pilot holes and counter sink before applying wood glue and inserting screws with a drill.

Step 4:

Securing the second side and third shelf. Use 305mm x 305mm x 22mm and 305mm x 305mm x 22mm.


Continue securing the remaining three sides and three shelves as displayed in the images above using wood glue and chipboard screws 4.0 x 50mm. Please note that all sides are secured to the bottom of the preceding shelf and that all shelves are secured to the bottom of the preceding side.

Step 5:

Securing the bottom side. Use 305mm x 150mm x 22mm.


To complete the building of your creative corner shelf you now need to secure the bottom side as displayed in the image above. Hold it in place against the bottom of shelf five. Make sure it is perfectly aligned before drilling pilot holes and making use of the counter sink. Apply wood glue to the connecting parts and secure with screws 4.0 x 50 mm.

Step 6:

Finishing.


Building of your creative corner shelf is now complete. Apply wood filler to the screw tops and any uneven joints and allow to dry for a few hours. Now sand these areas and the rest of the wood with 100 grit sand paper for a smooth finish. You can now apply a coating of your choice.

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