Easy to make corner shelves for your home. Only need basic tools!

Easy to make corner shelves for your home. Only need basic tools!

4.5 billion years in the making. But it would have gone faster with Microjig Maker of the GRR-RIPPER. Work safer. Work smarter. I went through my scrap bin and pulled out a bunch of scrap pieces of half inch plywood for this project. And since this is a painted project, I don’t have to worry about the grain direction or the color of the plywood matching. The main challenge to this project is that every piece is a different size. I’m going to start by making a bunch of rectangles. You can cut these out using any kind of saw
you happen to have. A circular saw… A jigsaw… A band saw… A table saw… Or you could even use a hand saw. Nah! Five of these pieces are squares. These are the shelves and I’m going to cut out the curves differently than I’m going to cut out the curves on the
rectangles. The curve on each of the square shelves is just a quarter of a circle. To draw the circle, I’ll find the center of the square by connecting the diagonals. The distance from the center of the square to the edge is the radius of the circle I’m
going to draw. And I’m setting that using my beam compass. Cutting corners is easy with a jigsaw. Or a band saw. Or even a coping saw that I would hold like this if I had one. And there are all kinds of ways to sand these
curves smooth. But actually, when it comes down to it, most people just prefer using hand sandpaper and a little bit of elbow grease. Okay, I just totally made that up. One corner of each of the upright vertical
pieces gets a one inch radius. I’m going to join all of my shelves together using my pocket hole jig. I’m not really sure how to clamp this down while I put the screws in so I just put a board on top of the shelf so that I can push this up against it and hold it in place. I’ll see if that works. I’m just trying to be super careful that I don’t go so far that it comes through the other
side. Those pocket screws will be hidden because this side goes against the wall. It’s turning out really handy to have my plans available while I’m trying to put this all
together so I can kind of visualize how it fits together. I really should have looked at those closer because this next shelf goes on like this and if I had really thought that through I would have drilled those holes at the same
time as these holes. But I guess it doesn;t really matter. It looks like I’m going to have to make up this clamping strategy as I go along but it looks like if I just lay this on its
side, I can clamp this together and put the screws
in. And really, that’s the only tricky part about using pocket screws. You’ve got to clap your pieces together to hold them in place while you put the screws
in or they’ll just slide around. And I’m only putting these in until I feel a little bit of resistance. because they will go all the way through if I’m not careful. Now I can start working my way up. That was kind of tricky. After letting that sit overnight, it’s surprisingly strong. Of course, you could certainly make those
joints as complicated as you like. {Advertisement} I want to thank you all for watching this week’s episode of Woodworking for Mere
Mortals. And I especially want to thank my Subbable subscribers who often get to see these video a day early and without ads. If you’d like to make your own corner shelves, check in the description for a free set of
plans. And if this is your first time here, please consider subscribing to my channel. It only takes one click and I have brand new woodworking videos every Friday. And if this is your first time here, you picked a really good time to find Woodworking for Mere Mortals: You absolutely don’t want to miss next week’s
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100 thoughts on “Easy to make corner shelves for your home. Only need basic tools!

  1. Really nice work man! I love your projects in general but this is really pretty and unique looking, i like it a lot. Plus, i really like the little gags you put in your videos, they always make me laugh a lot.

  2. Very cool. My wife already has a corner picked out.One minor change will be to notch the shelf into the wall piece creating a seamless unit.

  3. hi steve great job, and thanks for your videos, i have a question, what paint do you use in your projects like this?, im a beginner but i like me so much the wood art, sorry for my english… Saludos desde mexico

  4. Hi Ramsey, I was going to buy this on Amazon.com when I first saw it, but since I stumbled on to ur video on howto build one, I said why not. so I'm look at this & think what can I do like I do with everything else different, I thought why not on ea. Platform do a router cut of my choice what do u think please reply

  5. I am sure some one already said it but Kreg makes a set of clamps made to be used with pocket holes I would have thought they would send you a few just to gain some exposure 

  6. hello and thanks for the nice project. I did the shelves for our new painted master bedroom and my wife loved it!!!!!! thank you and you have a fan in Savannah, GA.. SFC Sanchez 20+yrs US ARMY

  7. Hello, steve I really like working with wood especially in projects such as you present in your videos, thank you very much for aportacion and passion that will inject your work.

  8. Hi Steve, new to WWMM, I love this project. When I click on the link for plans, I get a message from the server that this is forbidden? This happens on any computer I use. How do I access your website? Keep up the great videos. I look forward to them weekly.

  9. First video I've seen – you are incredibly lively and engaging. Thank you for not making a boring ass video. I've subscribed and look forward to watching more of your videos.

  10. I just subscribed..
    🙁 Love the project, but because I don't have all the equipment you used… I guess I'll be buying a corner shelf… 🙁

  11. Just as quick with a sharp hand saw. less dust and loudness.
    plane the edges with a sharp plane… less dust and noise, likely quicker.

  12. Can we make the same model with a spinal support ? Just to add good strength ?

    This actually can be used in Kitchen to put the spices or in the reading room to hold the most read books !

  13. You can get .75 pocket hole screws, I just bought them then you won't drive through.  That was my problem  Driving all the way gives a stronger hold.  Nice video I will be making this

  14. to level my bed. my sciatic nerves dislike my crooked house …n sleeping on a tilt .. has left me with lean to the right….haha but hey at least I always wake up on the right side of the bed…baa dummm dumm ching

  15. Great video!!! I've been asked to make a corner shelf and didn't want to just make something square or rectangle. I don't have your measurements but i'm gonna give this a shot. Again Great Video!!!

  16. Your video is great…it looks very good but for doing it, one needs lot's of jigs and tools….but it is good watch…👌👍👌👍

  17. I really enjoyed watching ur videos ☺ it's really helpful ,I Love 2 do carpentery even my home I keep doing something when I get free ☺, can u please tell me what kind of paint u use on the wooden selves 2 give it a nice wooden finish 🙂🤗

  18. you could use braid nails to hold it up when you screw the pocket holes as sometime it is really a big pain to be attached

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