Corner Shelf: Episode 4

Episode 4 (1)

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It’s time to glue up the main frame. Once that is done the crown and bottom trim are mitred and fitted. The crown is shaped and then the trim and crown are fitted and glued using battens.

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  1. ken1776 on 23 July 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Nicely done guys. Thanks for this one 😉

  2. STEVE MASSIE on 23 July 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Paul this going together very nice, I am liking it. Also like the way you make the curved top without using a saw so fast and simple.

    Thanks for this !


  3. Krzysztof K on 27 July 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Paul & team,
    Thanks for another great episode.

    I was wondering about the purpose of the reveal at the bottom of shaped piece on top (finnial?). Is this a traditional thing or somehow is connected with wood movement? If you were concerned about shrinkage of the shaped piece, I would guess it could be made a little taller and installed with opposite of the reveal – bottom would be below flush the unit top…

  4. Gordon Dayton on 2 November 2020 at 4:39 pm


    A wonderful project!

    I see you are planing your miters free-hand and checking with a square. This certainly shows off your incredible skills, but why not use a shooting board and/or a donkey’s ear for that and get it dead-on? Is that perhaps not authentic?

    Thanks for this project!

    • Izzy Berger on 26 November 2020 at 1:33 pm

      Hi Gordon,

      Paul says:
      That would necessitate me making a shooting board when it can be done as simply as I show in the video. A shooting board is really developed to minimise the need for skill, my method is really to encourage people to develop skill.


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