By De3wii190. Corner Bookcases & Bookshelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 00:10:37 AM.
If you're looking to add a bookcase to a room in your home, take a second and check out the layout. Is the room already quite busy with furniture, and there's not a lot of free space for another piece? If you were to put a bookcase in the corner, would it make the room look too cluttered? If you think a wood corner bookcase would enhance the room rather than take away from it, then it's time to take measurements.
Lumber yards generally only carry boards up to twelve inches wide. By pre-drilling all the holes and countersinking them for screws, the fasteners will become invisible when filled with wood putty and painted or stained. You can install multiple shelves this way and the entire shelving will appear to float in the corner. If you have the more complex wood working tools, you can install some sides very easily using what is called a "kerf" cutting method to place small vertical slice cuts on the inside face of the boards and gently bend them around the curve of the shelf. Making a curved door is beyond many homeowners abilities or tools but by carefully kerfing the back of the boards to be used for the door, gently bending them to shape around the curve and clamping them in place, it can be done. The boards will quickly assume the desired shape. After the initial shaping, applying a thin coat of good carpenters wood glue and a couple of stiffeners you will have a great curved wood door. Install some decorative hinges and a lock and you have wonderful corner shelf unit in your study for your treasures.
If you are placing it beside another cabinet, make sure that the height of the new corner book shelf is similar to the cabinet. You do not wish to have the cabinet dwarfing the corner bookcase and vice versa.