The Ultimate Guide to Building a Corner Mantel Shelf

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How to Build a Corner Mantel Shelf

Introduction: How to Build a Corner Mantel Shelf for Your Home or Office

Building your own corner mantel shelf is a great way to add storage and style to your home or office. It’s also a great way to get creative with woodworking projects, as you can customize the design for your needs.

This article will show you how to build a corner mantel shelf for your home or office. You’ll learn about the different types of corner shelves, and how to build them from wood.

This article includes step-by-step instructions on how to build a corner mantel shelf from wood, including where you can find the supplies needed and where you can find more information about building other types of shelves in this style.

Shopping for a Corner Mantel Shelf? Here are Three Ways to DIY it!

A corner mantel shelf is a staple in many homes. They are a great way to display and store decorative items. There are three ways that you can DIY your own corner shelf.

First, you can use an old door as a base for your shelf. Second, you can make it from wood or cedar planks. Lastly, you can even paint it to match the color of the wall and add some fun detail to it!

Build a Corner Mantel Shelf with $20

Sometimes, the simplest ideas can make the biggest impact. This is the case with corner mantel shelves. They are a great way to add interest and style to any room.

For this project, we will need:

– One 4 x 4 x 8 inch wood board (I used a 2 x 6)

– One 1/2 inch wood dowel rod (I used a 3/4)

– Two 1/2 inch wood screws

– Two 1/8 inch steel screws

– One pack of three drywall screws

– One pack of one drywall screw and one washer (I used a 3/8)

– Four 5/16 inch eye screws

– Three 1 x 2 x 16 inches pieces of wood

– One pack of 2 stainless steel decorative brackets

– Four 4 x 4 inch squares of plywood

– One 12 in.x12 in. piece of plywood for the lid

– Two 6 in.x6In. pieces for the hinges (I used a 2 x 12)

– One pack of 1 x 1 inch and 1/2 inch screws (for the hinges)

– Bit set to drill 3/16 inch holes in the wooden panels and screws

– Drill machine

– Screw gun

– Pencil

– Ruler

– Saw

  1. Cut the 2 x 6 into four pieces that are 12 in. long and two that are 18 in. long (the longer one will be a lid, which will go horizontally on the side with the eye screws).
  2. Drill 3/16in holes in all of the panels and screw into place using 1 x 1-inch screws; use included bit set.
  3. Cut one 12 in x 12 in piece of plywood and another 6 x6in piece of plywood.
  4. On the lower lid, cut three 5/16 inch eye screws and slightly overlap them so they’re flush with the underside of the lid on each end (the lid will screw onto these eye screws).
  5. Put a washer and a nut on each of the three screws, tighten them with a screw gun, and then use the Phillips head screwdriver to tighten them further.
  6. On the lid that will go horizontally on one side of the lower lid (the side with eye screws), cut two 5/16 inch eye screws and slightly overlap them so they’re flush with the underside of lid on each side.
  7. On the other side of the lower lid, cut two 3/16 inch eye screws and slightly overlap them so they’re flush with the underside of lid on each side (the lid will screw onto these eye screws).
  8. Put a washer and a nut on each of the three screws, tighten them with a screw gun, and then use the short screwdriver to push the washer on each of the screws so that it’s flush with the underside of lid.
  9. Use a drill bit from 1 3/8 inches to 2 1/16 inches to drill out two holes in each lid, one 1 3/4 inches from back and one 2 1/4 inches from back.
  10. In these two holes , put a piece of 1/4 inch rod so that it’s flush with the lid.
  11. Use a drill from 5/16 inches to 3/8 inches to make two holes in the bottom side of the lid, one 4 5/8 inches from back and one 5 1/2 inches from back.
  12. In these two holes, put pieces of 3 /8 inch rod so that they’re flush with the lid.
  13. Use a drill from 5/16 inches to 3/8 inches to make two holes in the top side of the lid, one 4 5/8 inches from back and one 5 1/2 inches from back.
  14. In these two holes, put pieces of 3/8 inch rod so that they’re flush with the lid.
  15. Grind out the bottom edge of the lid, one 4 5/8 inches from back and one 5 1/2 inches from back.
  16. In these two holes, put pieces of 3 /8 inch rod so that they’re flush with the lid or remove them entirely by grinding away their edges.
  17. Drill out a small hole in the back of the lid, one 4 5/8 inches from back and one 5 1/2 inches from back.
  18. In these two holes, put pieces of 3/8 inch rod so that they’re flush with the lid or remove them entirely by grinding away their edges.
  19. Apply glue to all seams and glue up your lid so that it sits flush with the back of the drum.
  20. Fit your string to the hole in your lid, then to its latch and then to its holes in mounting hardware.
  21. Hang up on a wall or other support so that it’s clear from dust, etc.
  22. Adjust your lids as needed until they fall just right while you’re playing!

Conclusion: Final Thought on Building a Corner Mantel Shelf

The corner mantel shelf is a piece of furniture that has a shelf on one side and a mantel on the other. The purpose of this design is to provide storage for books, magazines, and other items that are not easily stored in drawers or shelves. It can also be used as an additional display space for your collection of books and magazines.

In my opinion, this kind of design is very useful in our modern living environment because it provides more storage space than just having a small shelf on the wall.

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