Corner Shelf: Episode 5

Episode 5

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In this final episode Paul makes and fits a middle shelf and shows one way to fix it. He then applies a dye to the project to even out the colour and we have another project finished.

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  1. RL on 30 July 2014 at 4:38 pm

    That came out really nicely. Love the dyed colour at the end.

  2. steff on 30 July 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Masterclasses team,
    I like your videos a lot. But this one is honestly a bit disappointing.
    Every week on Wednesday I hurry up to finish my work to have time to watch the new Masterclasses video.
    But 15 minutes? And an own episode for this? Come on. I know you can do this much better.


    • Mosquito on 30 July 2014 at 11:04 pm

      Good thing we got a bonus half hour video earlier in the week then 🙂

    • woodworker435 on 30 July 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Not to mention all of the other projects with 1 hour + episodes. All of the editing is not done at one time, so they have no way of knowing how much material will be left for the end.

    • Joseph Sellers on 31 July 2014 at 7:55 am

      Hi @steff,

      Sorry you were disappointed. We aim to average over 30 minutes. Our episodes have been going way over that for a long time.

      However, this isn’t a new trend. Most videos will be over 30 minutes with only the occasional one being under.



      • steff on 31 July 2014 at 5:51 pm

        Hi Joseph.
        thanks for your friendly reply.
        Please don’t overrate my comment. I don’t want to say that anything is not good at Woodworking Masterclasses. I like the concept very much. I like the idea behind it. And I like to support you (even it will be only my payment 😉 ).
        And a lot of the things I’ve learned about woodworking I know from your videos.
        I was just disappointed by the amount of time for the actual one. Knowing very well that there were videos in the past which were much longer (and from time to time there are bonus videos).
        From my perception it looked a bit like getting ready quickly.

        But anyway. Looking forward to next week.

        Best regards,

      • waltnutt on 31 July 2014 at 10:21 pm

        I would like to say, I will take quality over quantity anytime. I don’t see the amount of time – more, or less contributing to the quality. I think your videos display a lot of quality and care and I would not let the amount of time govern or possibly even degrade that principle.

  3. STEVE MASSIE on 30 July 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Paul I enjoyed this simple little project and have a couple to build. I may stain a couple and paint a couple depending where we decide to put them.

    Thanks for this this and look forward to the next project.


  4. Craig on 30 July 2014 at 9:57 pm


  5. Eddy Flynn on 30 July 2014 at 10:31 pm

    thanks for this series Paul/team i love your optimism about it being a weekend project i think you have far more faith in your students than we have in ourselves thank you once again

  6. Björn on 31 July 2014 at 5:36 am

    Thanks a lot Paul and crew, liked the entire corner shelf series a lot.

    A like to add that, personally, I don’t mind you skipping over individual techniques that were covered several times before, making the current videos more concise and giving me the feeling that I have already come a long way (which I have, I think, although I have to admit that I haven’t built much from the class yet, but I did use the techniques I saw here for my own little projects).

    Please keep up the good work!

  7. Anonymous on 4 August 2014 at 1:45 am

    Love watching your work come together even thoufh I don’t have a corner to fill. Lovely piece. Beautiful craftsmanship as always.

  8. telek on 5 May 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Great. In this series what I enjoyed more was the joints of the back walls, the strip into the grooves. I’m used to tongue and groove but this seems better I think. I liked what Paul mentioned that with that joint you don’t have to worry about taking wider boards to account for the tongues, but also, its just easier to groove everything with the plough.

  9. raze599 on 24 August 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Just wanted to check if possible, I bought a bottle of liberon spirit dye like in the video intending to go over the top with shellac. However the bottle says it is not be used like that. Is it at all possible?

  10. TONY BAILEY on 19 November 2020 at 9:13 am

    Thank you great project.

  11. Martin Hawkins on 26 November 2020 at 9:27 am

    this is a great project I cant wait to start making it,I am thinking of making this out of oak what finish would you recommend I use?

    • Izzy Berger on 22 December 2020 at 9:19 am


      Paul says:
      Shelving does well with shellac, I think.

      Kind Regards,

  12. Philipp Klinkhardt on 10 February 2021 at 9:36 am

    A very nive projekt! Thank you.
    I am currently planing to build and use one for the storage of my brace and bits.
    One maybe stupid question though:
    How do I hang this?

    Kind Regards from Sweden

    • Izzy Berger on 18 March 2021 at 3:13 pm


      Paul says:
      I don’t think that it is stupid to ask such a question. You could use what’s called a french cleat or then again, hanging plates which are simple metal plates for screws into the back of the cabinet and into the wall.


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