Corner Shelf: Project Info

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This simple corner shelf has a carefully thought-out design which allows it to be scalable and withstand the shrinkage/swelling that is normal in wooden projects.

Tools needed:

  • Knife
  • Square
  • Marking gauge
  • Chisel hammer
  • Chisels (at least 1/2″ and 1″)
  • Hand Router
  • Tape & Ruler
  • Smoothing plane
  • Jack Plane (optional)
  • Spokeshave
  • Winding Sticks
  • Handsaw
  • Tenon saw
  • No 80 Cabinet Scraper (if using hardwood)
  • Plough Plane (1/4″)
  • Brace & bit/drill driver

The joints used in this project:

Housing Dado, Loose Tongue and Groove.


  1. mking1 on 1 July 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks guys, looking forward to this one. Already thinking that the design might be adaptable for the TV stand / media unit that’s on my to-do list…

    • rusty on 16 July 2014 at 5:51 pm

      I have a corner TV stand on my to-do list as well followed by a kitchen table. Best of luck.
      Thanks Team

  2. Matt Hess on 2 July 2014 at 1:46 am

    Real excited for this one. Looks like a very practical, yet beautiful project. Love your teaching Paul, I’ve learned so much!

  3. eksund on 2 July 2014 at 4:04 am


    This piece will fit and fill an empty odd corner in our house perfectly!
    I am eagerly waiting to get started.


  4. bigparny on 3 July 2014 at 6:33 am

    This deceptively simple project will be a real confidence builder. I’m looking forward to starting it.
    I love the cut list and drawings. Many thanks to Gregory for these – it makes it so much easier to visualise how it all goes together.

  5. STEVE MASSIE on 16 July 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Paul I haven’t mentioned this before but the drawings Greg Merritt draws are very nice and helpful. I am also glad he use’s both Imperial and Metric measurements.

    Thanks for having Greg make the drawings on your projects.


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