DIY Corner Shelves

7 Materials
$20
4 Hours
Medium

I’ve always wanted open shelving in my kitchen but I dont have a ton of space to work with. So I’m setting out to make my own corner shelves from scratch!


Plan

Its helpful to tape off your space to get a visual of what your finished product will look like and the measurements you want it to be.

Cut your wood

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I’m using 1x2 pieces of wood and cutting with my miter saw. You can also have your local home improvement store make your cuts if you don't have a saw.


Miter your corners

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For the cleanest corner to corner look you will want to miter (cut) the ends of the long side of your triangle at 45 degrees. It took me awhile to figure out the right angles and math!

Check your frame

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You should end up with a perfect right triangle!


Attach the frame to your wall

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Using drywall anchors (or hitting your studs) attach 2/3 of your frame pieces to the wall. Don't add the front piece yet!


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Cut your “insides”

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For the inside of the shelf I’m using a sheet of 3/4 of MDF. You can also use plywood. I traced the insides of my frame for the most accurate fit and cut out the shape with my jigsaw.



Add pocket holes

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Using a pocket hole jig I drilled pocket holes into the underside of my triangles so that I would have a way to attach them to the frame.



Assemble

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Attach the inside of your shelves to the frame using the pocket holes and then finally add the front/facial board. I used wood glue and nails for the front. I also stained my wood in the end.

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  • Jessica
    on Apr 12, 2020

    LOVE this! What a superb project! Thanks for sharing.

  • Sam
    on May 11, 2020

    I really like this! I also like the stain coordinating with your vent hood.

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