Leaning Wall Shelf: Episode 4

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With the joints fitted, there’s some adjustments and shaping to do on the shelves. This includes planing them to width, adding an angle on the back and shaping the ends of the shelves.


  1. courcour Pi on 21 February 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Hello, it’s not the topic of the video, but i’d like to know which carpet tile do you use ? I’ve seen them on a lot of photos on the blog. Thanks

    • Philip Adams on 26 February 2018 at 9:24 am

      They are foam mats which we have bought from various places in the past and sit on top of the flooring. They are widely available.

  2. nevynxxx on 22 February 2018 at 9:29 pm

    “It’s getting heavier all the time!” But Paul, you’ve cut away half of the wood you started with!

    That thought made me giggle. It’s a beautiful project, so interesting to see it come together.

  3. tomleg on 23 February 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Getting the board out-of-square is my special talent!

  4. Harvey Kimsey on 23 February 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Lovely video everyone. It’s a lovely piece when you see it nearing final construction. With that thick poplar, it would be very sturdy. Could you use a harder wood and make everything 4/4 or thereabouts???

    • Philip Adams on 26 February 2018 at 12:41 pm

      As 4/4 stock is often 3/4″ final size, you would be 1/2″ thinner. This would make all the joinery to a tighter tolerance. Strength-wise it should work fine, but the appearance will be different. But you could add a lip to the front to make it appear thicker.

  5. Enrico Podda on 24 April 2020 at 1:15 pm

    This is real woodworking! Thank you Paul

  6. Mike Tolman on 24 April 2020 at 2:50 pm

    That is a VERY awesome looking design

  7. Ermir on 25 April 2020 at 3:37 am

    Space permitting, the assembly may be easier on the floor (especially if you don’t have to film it).

    Great design! Thank you for the teaching! I used the tapered housing dados recently, following you. The work very nice!

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