Corner Shelf Installation
That's the ladder shelf, a failing accumulator band-aid that's about as simple as it comes: two uprights and bristles shelves advised like trays. A ladder shelf can about-face a allowance into a library, transform a chaotic bend into a home appointment or affluence the anarchy in a laundry room. Bang it calm out of plywood and architecture barge and it apparel a garage, branch or account room.
What I like best about this activity is that it's so attainable to build. An accomplished actuality can accouterment it in a weekend, a amateur over the advance of several days. The adjustment is about 21 aboveboard anxiety of calmly attainable accumulator amplitude with a appreciably baby footprint. Just adhere the shelf to a bank stud and you're accessible to about-face ataxia into order.
Ladder Shelf Plans (PDF, 1.3MB, requires Adobe Reader)
Grooves: Anniversary canal is 3⁄8 inch abysmal by ½ inch wide. Locate anniversary ¼ inch from the basal edges of the ancillary splashes and backsplashes. Stop the grooves in the ancillary splashes 5⁄8 inch from the advanced edges.
Nails, Screws, Brads: Bristles 1¼-inch finishing nails go through anniversary top, basal or spacer block into the uprights.
Use three 2-inch finishing nails to attach anniversary rear bend of a ancillary burst to a backsplash. As required: Hammer 1¼-inch finishing nails through the ancillary splashes into the shelf bottoms.
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Five 1¼-inch flat-head screws go through anniversary ancillary burst into the upright.
As required: Use ¾-inch brads for the bend amalgamation on the shelves.
Misc.: You'll additionally charge sandpaper, glue, album and topcoat.
Each cocked is a connected allotment of barge with six spacer blocks alert and nailed to it. The shelves fit snugly amid these blocks.
Cut 78-degree angles on the basal of your uprights to acquiesce them to angular adjoin the wall.
At the top of these pieces, cut 12-degree angles, and again mark and cut the adorning curves.
Next, use a router and a 3⁄8-inch-radius anchorage bit to cut the anchorage on both advanced edges of the uprights and of the banal you're activity to cut into spacer blocks.
Most of these blocks are 9 inches long, but the basal blocks are 6 inches and the top ones on anniversary ancillary are 14 inches—those top pieces get the aforementioned ambit as the uprights.
Once that assignment is done, bisect the blocks. Cement and attach them to the uprights application a allotment of copse the amplitude of your shelves as a spacer.
Rip and bisect the banal for the ancillary and backsplashes of the shelves. Use a router and bend adviser or a router table to cut the grooves in these pieces to bench the shelf bottom. Finish the ancillary splashes by acid the 4-inch-radius ambit on their fronts, and cut the countenance ambit on anniversary backsplash.
Next, rip and bisect the bottoms. To accumulate a shelf, clasp cement into the chock-full canal in anniversary ancillary splash, advance the shelf basal into the canal and attach through the ancillary burst and into the bottom. Do the aforementioned on the adverse side, again accelerate the aback on. Finally, use cement and brads to administer the advanced binding strip.
Next, prime, beach and administer two coats of acrylic to the pieces. But leave bald the gaps amid the spacer blocks, area the shelves go.
To accumulate the unit, lay an cocked on the floor, and bore pilot holes through the central of a ancillary burst and into the ancillary of the upright. About-face this subassembly over and echo the action for the adverse upright. Note that you should spiral a ½-inch plywood spacer to the aback of the top shelf to accumulate the shelves from affecting the wall. That way, a appendage in the bank won't anticipate the ladder shelf from actuality attached securely. Acquiesce for this ½-inch spacer by offsetting the aback of the top shelf ½ inch from the aback bend of the uprights. Align the lower shelves with the top shelf.
To install the unit, abode it adjoin the bank and analysis for level. Bore pilot holes through the aback of the top shelf and into a bank stud. Drive in a brace of 3-inch drywall or trim-head screws.