Round the Corner Bookshelf
How to build a corner bookshelf! Free step by step plans!
2 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long (expected to measure 11 1/4" wide)
3 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
4 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1/2 sheet 1/4" plywood
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
3 - 1x12 @ 26 1/2" (Side panels)
6 - 1x2 @ 11 1/4" (Side panel trim - cut to fit)
6 - 2x2 @ 29" (Legs)
4 - 2x2 @ 29 1/4" (Top Supports and bottom shelf trim)
2 - 1x12 @ 29 1/4" (Shelves)
2 - 1x2 @ 29 1/4" (Middle Shelf Trim)
2 - 1x2 @ 32 3/4" (Top Trim)*
1 - 1x12 @ 32 3/4" (Top)*
1 - 1/4" plywood 31 3/4" x 27"
CORNER ADD ON
4 - 2x2 @ 16 1/2" (Top Supports and Bottom shelf trim)
2 - 1x12 @ 16 1/2" (Shelves)
2 - 1x2 @ 16 1/2" (Middle Shelf Trim)
2 - 1x2 @ 18 1/2" (Top Trim)
1 - 1x12 @ 18 1/2" (Top)
1 - 1/4" plywood 19" x 27"
*For making a straight bookcase, increase these cuts to 1/2" to get even overhangs on both sides. This is the only modification you will need to make to make straight bookshelves from this plan
You can also nail from insides. Keep all outside edges flush.
Now add the legs, all outside edges are flush.
And the top supports ...
Build the shelf first, then mark and attach as directed in the diagram.
Followed by the bottom shelf.
Now build the top. Attach through those predrilled 3/4" pocket holes you made in step 1 with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue. You can also nail or screw from top.
This is a complete bookshelf, and can be used to add more storage beyond the corner. However, on the inside corner, there is no overhang. The top should be cut 1/2" longer for an overhang if you are using this plan for the straight bookshelf.
Now we will add the top supports.
Followed by the shelf ...
And you know what to do here :)
And then the top.
Finally add the backs.
And here's the keep going diagram!