DIY Corner Shelf

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Project by Dimensions posted 07-29-2018 03:17 PM 1555 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this design for a corner shelf on Pinterest a while back. I have been wanting to build it for quite some time and the opportunity presented itself when my daughter needed a bookshelf for her room.

It was such a simple build that i decided this would be a good project to learn Sketchup on, so i jumped into it and man i was missing out. Like most other skills that have been on my TO-DO list it was just about spending some time to learn the functions of the program.

I also decided that from now on, if my kids want me to make something for them, then they have to help in the shop to get the project done! I think this one turned out great and if you want to see how we did it, check out the build video here…

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#1 posted 07-29-2018 03:50 PM

Always great to get the kids involved with understanding of how things are made when they are young. Something that may be very helpful later in life, plus it furthers the bond between parents, and kids.

Shelf looked like it would work, you practically did a chin up on it when you snugged it down on the fasteners.

Good job Dad. Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 07-29-2018 03:55 PM

Nice work. Getting the kids involved for things they want, another good idea.

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#3 posted 07-29-2018 10:55 PM

I like teaching kids to do some things too.

Neat bookcase too.

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#4 posted 07-29-2018 11:17 PM

Thanks for watching guys! She had a fine sense of accomplishment when it was done and hanging in the room.

The mounting to the wall was done with a set of keyholes at the top and bottom, so lining them up was a bit tricky, hence the reason for the chin up :)

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