Published at Thursday, July 18th 2019, 01:01:12 AM. Corner Bookcases & Bookshelves. By Walfred Krause.
What will you need? Using plywood and cheap pine for an edging, a drill, jigsaw, and router, you can create a simple, practical, and good looking corner shelf. Look up some woodworking instructions at the library or surf around online. You can stain the plywood great colors, or paint it in just as many shades. Hang beads from the underside. Make the shelves in progressively larger sizes for a great design choice. Homemade corner shelving? No doubt, Mom and Dad will be proud.
Do not measure up from the floor. If the floor is not perfectly level, your shelf will not be either. Make one mark at the desired height and then using the level, transfer it to the other wall. A corner shelf support can be as simple as a piece of one inch by two inch material. If the shelf is two feet wide on each wall you will need to install one twenty-four inch piece and one twenty-three inch piece (nominal) on the walls. You can router the edges with a fancy design or just round them over as you choose. Once the support pieces are in place (ledgers) you can construct the shelf itself. An inexpensive shelf can be cut from plywood with a nice front curved edge. By using a piece of three quarter inch wide or larger edge trim to finish off the cut edge, you can paint this shelf and have a great unit. If you wish to stain the shelf you will need to either edge glue and build up a wide board or obtain a twenty-four inch wide board from a saw mill.
Today shelves are available in different designs including shapes and sizes. Since books are available in various designs and colors, displaying them on a bookshelf would surely add on to the beauty of the shelf.
Remember the above buying tips for your corner book shelf and you can be the your new furniture will fit well into whatever location you placed it into.