Corner Shelf

Submitted by Saw_Dust on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 08:21
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My wife requested a corner shelving unit to be able to display her Willow Tree collection, after looking through your website I noticed you didn't have one. So after designing and building this one I wanted to give back and donate my plans to your site. I am not fluent in Sketchup so I attached my plans if you wanted to recreate them. The entire unit is made from common boards 1x4 from Home Depot. For the shelves I glue laminated them together and then used a router with a circle jig I made to cut the from radius. The shelves are held in place with #8 x2" wood screws predrilled from the back. The horizontal supports are attached with pocket screws. The finish is minwax dark walnut and 4 coats of high gloss polyurethane.


Shopping List

(10) 1"x4" x 96" common boards from Home Depot
#8 x 2" wood screws
1-1/4" Kreg pocket screws

Common Materials
Cut List

(2) 1x4 @ 72"
(2) 1x4 @ 73-9/16" with 12 degree angle at each end
(6) 1x4 @ 68" to be glued together. (I actually did this in (3) separate pieces due to not having enough clamps, 1 @ 15", 1 @ 30" and 1 @ 22") Make sure to use cleats to keep boards from buckling)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

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!

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Fri, 01/17/2014 - 15:18

This is so beautiful! I would love to make this but unfortunately I wouldn't be able to figure it out with only the material and cut list. I can't find that any plans have been attached. So sad. The attached PDF has only the same information as the post. But, anyway this is very beautiful and you did a great job!