Staci Marie
Staci Marie
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  • Coleman, MI

Metal & Wood Corner Shelf

6 Materials
2 Days

We are new empty nesters and are in the process of transforming my son's room into a guest room. I wanted to take down the metal shelf he had up and make it more of my farmhouse style.

Material List:

  • 4 Shelf brackets
  • 2x10 board (cut 2 pieces 24 inches each)
  • Compound Miter saw
  • Table saw
  • Sander
  • Stain
  • Drill
  • Screws (sized to fit your wall and board size)
  • Spray paint
  • Cut off wheel grinder
  • Biscuit cutter
  • #20 biscuits
  • Wood glue
  • Clamp
metal wood corner shelf

I love mixing metal & wood. I was inspired by these brackets I found at Menards to create the new corner shelf.

metal wood corner shelf

*NOTE* Menards also sells shelving boards that you can use with their brackets. This is a close up of the tag on these particular brackets for which board size would complement it.

metal wood corner shelf

I personally like using real wood and wanted a thicker board for my shelf.

We had some old 2x10s leftover from another project so we used what we had.

Here we cut the board on the table saw to 24 inches long.

metal wood corner shelf

After the boards were cut to length we trimmed the sides to make sure everything was square.

metal wood corner shelf

Then we cut a 45° angle using a compound miter saw on both boards.

metal wood corner shelf

We used 6 #20 biscuits & wood glue to join the two pieces together. We clamped it and let the glue dry overnight.

metal wood corner shelf

The next day we removed the clamp and sanded the shelf boards.

metal wood corner shelf

I wanted a weathered wood look so I used two stain colors. First I used Minwax's Special Walnut and let it dry. Then I used Classic Gray to give it the weathered look.

metal wood corner shelf

Since the previous shelf had to have anchors placed in the wall for extra support I decided to just use those holes/anchors for the placement of my new shelf.

metal wood corner shelf

But, doing so meant I needed to cut down the brackets that inspired the look I wanted. I was sad to cut off the wrap portion off the bracket but I needed the shelf to drop down some to fit a TV above (you'll see what I mean in the finished photo).

metal wood corner shelf

My husband cut the shelf brackets down using a cutting wheel on his grinder. I then spray painted the brackets.

metal wood corner shelf

We hung the shelf using wood screws.

This is how the corner shelf looks from the top and under the shelf. As you can see my husband had to cut the one bracket even more to fit.

metal wood corner shelf

This is the finished shelf in the new guest room.

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