Corner Wallmounted Shelf for Under $40

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Hey there Everyone! Its been quite a while since I’ve made a post as its been a very hectic time. My mom moved in with us in December, which made us spend essentially of our free time in November getting the space downstairs ready for her. To make matters even worse, the main living room downstairs had a water issue which meant we had to completely gut it, framing and all. As I type my husband is finishing off mudding the ceiling, so its been quite a long process.

All of this has caused playing a lot of musical chairs in terms our our own space. My husband lost his area to hangout downstairs as it turned into my mom’s bedroom, our daughter’s room is now insanely overcrowded with everything she has art wise (insane amount by the way) and everything has just been cramped into other spaces till they find a home. I decided to turn our spare bedroom into a Man Cave for my husband (yet another project on the go), which is coming along nicely. I’m building all of the furniture for this room, so you see more posts coming up, but this is a relatively quick and easy Corner Shelf to build.

I got the idea for this unit from  a post by Ana White (click here to see). However, instead of doing the closed cupboard at the bottom I kept the whole thing as open shelves and made it quite a bit smaller due to it being for small decorations only. With making it as small as it needed for the space I really had to modify the frame for it, otherwise it would have been too small. When we were picking out our boards from Home Depot, the grey detail throughout made my husband question whether he was going to stain the Shelf or leave it plain. He decided to leave it as it is for now and see how he likes it.

Make sure you read through the instructions & the plans fully before you start your project. Always stay safe and wear all safety protection. It is always best to make your cuts as you go and as they say, measure twice and cut once.

 If you have any questions just send me a message!

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Then follow the plans below for Step-by-Step

Shopping List

3 – 1″ x 12″ x 72″ Boards

3 – 1″ x 2″ x 8′

1 1/4″ Pocket Screws

Brad Nails

Wood Glue

 

Tools Needed

 

Mitre Saw

 

Kreg Jig – I used the K4 version that I got for Christmas for this job.

 

Drill

 

Framing Square

 

Tape Measure

 

Pencil

 

Finish Nailer

 

Sander

 

Safety Glasses

 

Work Gloves

 

Ear Protection

 

The How-To

This bookshelf is a fairly simple plan to do. Just take your time and always Measure twice and cut once.

The first thing you are going to do is measure out and cut the shelves from the one 1″ x 12″ board.

Keep in mind that the boards actual dimensions are 3/4″ x 11 1/4″, so when you are planning out the cuts measure out at 11 1/4″ not 12″

After you have cut your 6 pieces, its time to pull out the Kreg Jig and make your pocket holes. Be sure to set the Kreg Jig in accordance to the thickness of the boards.

Layout your first side wall and attach the shelves using the 1 1/4″ Pocket Screws. Then do the same thing for the second side wall.

The shelf is almost done, all  we need to do is add the trim pieces on.  Measure and Cut the 2 long side pieces from the 1″ x 2″ boards, place them so that they are overhanging on the outside edge of the walls. This will allow the corner unit to be flush with your walls. Use the finish nailer to attach the boards in place. Do the same thing, measure, cut and nail the pieces to cover over the shelves.

I wall mounted this shelf using L brackets and wall plugs on both the top and the bottom of the shelf. The best way to do it is to layout where you want the shelf to be and mount the L brackets with the wall plugs, then slide the shelf in and screw it in place.

 

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-Michelle