Easy to make corner shelves for your home. Only need basic tools!

Easy to make corner shelves for your home. Only need basic tools!

4.5 billion years in the making. But it would have gone faster with Microjig Maker of the GRR-RIPPER. Work safer. Work smarter. I went through my scrap bin and pulled out a bunch of scrap pieces of half inch plywood for this project. And since this is a painted project, I don’t have to worry about the grain direction or the color of the plywood matching. The main challenge to this project is that every piece is a different size. I’m going to start by making a bunch of rectangles. You can cut these out using any kind of saw
you happen to have. A circular saw… A jigsaw… A band saw… A table saw… Or you could even use a hand saw. Nah! Five of these pieces are squares. These are the shelves and I’m going to cut out the curves differently than I’m going to cut out the curves on the
rectangles. The curve on each of the square shelves is just a quarter of a circle. To draw the circle, I’ll find the center of the square by connecting the diagonals. The distance from the center of the square to the edge is the radius of the circle I’m
going to draw. And I’m setting that using my beam compass. Cutting corners is easy with a jigsaw. Or a band saw. Or even a coping saw that I would hold like this if I had one. And there are all kinds of ways to sand these
curves smooth. But actually, when it comes down to it, most people just prefer using hand sandpaper and a little bit of elbow grease. Okay, I just totally made that up. One corner of each of the upright vertical
pieces gets a one inch radius. I’m going to join all of my shelves together using my pocket hole jig. I’m not really sure how to clamp this down while I put the screws in so I just put a board on top of the shelf so that I can push this up against it and hold it in place. I’ll see if that works. I’m just trying to be super careful that I don’t go so far that it comes through the other
side. Those pocket screws will be hidden because this side goes against the wall. It’s turning out really handy to have my plans available while I’m trying to put this all
together so I can kind of visualize how it fits together. I really should have looked at those closer because this next shelf goes on like this and if I had really thought that through I would have drilled those holes at the same
time as these holes. But I guess it doesn;t really matter. It looks like I’m going to have to make up this clamping strategy as I go along but it looks like if I just lay this on its
side, I can clamp this together and put the screws
in. And really, that’s the only tricky part about using pocket screws. You’ve got to clap your pieces together to hold them in place while you put the screws
in or they’ll just slide around. And I’m only putting these in until I feel a little bit of resistance. because they will go all the way through if I’m not careful. Now I can start working my way up. That was kind of tricky. After letting that sit overnight, it’s surprisingly strong. Of course, you could certainly make those
joints as complicated as you like. {Advertisement} I want to thank you all for watching this week’s episode of Woodworking for Mere
Mortals. And I especially want to thank my Subbable subscribers who often get to see these video a day early and without ads. If you’d like to make your own corner shelves, check in the description for a free set of
plans. And if this is your first time here, please consider subscribing to my channel. It only takes one click and I have brand new woodworking videos every Friday. And if this is your first time here, you picked a really good time to find Woodworking for Mere Mortals: You absolutely don’t want to miss next week’s
video which will be one of my most requested projects.


  • Eva Warhead

    September 11, 2014

    Really nice work man! I love your projects in general but this is really pretty and unique looking, i like it a lot. Plus, i really like the little gags you put in your videos, they always make me laugh a lot.

  • curt sundell

    September 14, 2014

    Very cool. My wife already has a corner picked out.One minor change will be to notch the shelf into the wall piece creating a seamless unit.

  • I.F.A.I

    September 14, 2014

    wow, some good stuff! thanks for that!

  • lolo ent

    September 18, 2014

    Look for the plans to make this with my kidz can't find it or won't come up

  • lolo ent

    September 18, 2014

    Look for the plans to make this with my kidz can't find it or won't come up

  • sadahzinia27

    September 22, 2014

    i love your tools, i love and i admire your work,you are fantastic..Greetings from Greece,my friend 🙂

  • captenhadok

    October 11, 2014

    bonjour ! toujours plein de bonnes idées !!

  • Nox Ciber cafe

    October 16, 2014

    hi steve great job, and thanks for your videos, i have a question, what paint do you use in your projects like this?, im a beginner but i like me so much the wood art, sorry for my english… Saludos desde mexico

  • lolo ent

    October 21, 2014

    Still waiting for a set of plans 2mo later

  • lolo ent

    October 22, 2014

    Hi Ramsey, I was going to buy this on Amazon.com when I first saw it, but since I stumbled on to ur video on howto build one, I said why not. so I'm look at this & think what can I do like I do with everything else different, I thought why not on ea. Platform do a router cut of my choice what do u think please reply

  • drawvenmusket

    October 30, 2014

    I am sure some one already said it but Kreg makes a set of clamps made to be used with pocket holes I would have thought they would send you a few just to gain some exposure 

  • Justin Pang

    November 8, 2014

    technology has made us lazy!

  • Oliveira Eva

    November 14, 2014


  • Jeannette Sanchez

    November 18, 2014

    hello and thanks for the nice project. I did the shelves for our new painted master bedroom and my wife loved it!!!!!! thank you and you have a fan in Savannah, GA.. SFC Sanchez 20+yrs US ARMY

  • オジーEmerald

    November 23, 2014

    Mother of saws o(≧o≦)o

  • loki

    December 13, 2014

    You missed scrollsaw

  • alex gonzalez

    December 17, 2014

    Hello, steve I really like working with wood especially in projects such as you present in your videos, thank you very much for aportacion and passion that will inject your work.

  • Archie Sampson

    December 30, 2014

    Love your humour you bloody hilarious

  • exlibrisas

    January 7, 2015

    I wish I had your energy and passion for life. And I am only 23…

  • Bangwa Shelf

    January 18, 2015


  • Pito Saputra

    January 20, 2015

    u suck at using a handsaw, aren't u? 😀

  • Jose Redila

    April 15, 2015

    Nice and I love it. Im also interesting for that kind of work.

  • Dan Desjardins

    April 26, 2015

    Hi Steve, new to WWMM, I love this project. When I click on the link for plans, I get a message from the server that this is forbidden? This happens on any computer I use. How do I access your website? Keep up the great videos. I look forward to them weekly.

  • icyhotonmynuts

    April 28, 2015

    First video I've seen – you are incredibly lively and engaging. Thank you for not making a boring ass video. I've subscribed and look forward to watching more of your videos.

  • Jasyika Aura

    June 18, 2015

    Thank's to info
    I'll try

  • newton campos campos

    June 24, 2015

    Parabéns. Os gabaritos de alguns projetos seus, podem ser adquirido pela internet? Obrigado.

  • Zach Moscatello

    July 10, 2015

    What does opens in new window and pauses this video

  • Seth Ventura

    July 20, 2015

    I love this… I like the style and it's so amazing. 🙂

  • grouch314

    July 22, 2015

    Can you do this without using pocket holes? I don't have a pocket hole jig

  • huân ngọc

    July 28, 2015


  • M M

    September 15, 2015

    I am a DIYer, absolutely love your humors and videos. Love the "saw" part.

  • Jay

    September 20, 2015

    I absolutelyyyyyyy love your humor lmao. You are such a cool guy 🙂

  • nnemone

    September 25, 2015

    Mmm…nice..keep it up! Go Steve Ramsey!

  • M.A. Medina

    September 29, 2015

    I just subscribed..
    🙁 Love the project, but because I don't have all the equipment you used… I guess I'll be buying a corner shelf… 🙁

  • ConstrukTv

    October 10, 2015

    Awesome video! And awesome shelf!

  • a

    October 11, 2015

    Do the wall corners have to be at 90 degrees for this or any type of corner shelf to attach to wall?

  • osa ass

    October 13, 2015

    Well done, sir!!!

  • osa ass

    October 13, 2015

    Very professional, lovely job, sir !!!

  • Lawlesshydra

    October 19, 2015

    What no scroll saw love?

  • Nelson Santos

    October 30, 2015

    ola la aa

  • Slim Jesus

    November 6, 2015

    Do you guys have battletoads?

  • Shatoreya Bethea

    November 20, 2015

    Im in love with you .. You always do a great job and you make me laugh while you do it .. Great work ..

  • Ali Ali الجزائر البيضاء

    November 30, 2015


  • Ahmed Alnoaimy

    December 2, 2015

    simple and beautiful i like it

  • John Doe

    December 8, 2015

    Just as quick with a sharp hand saw. less dust and loudness.
    plane the edges with a sharp plane… less dust and noise, likely quicker.

  • Kevin Yolangco

    December 9, 2015

    Wow. Those shelves look pretty awesome! I would like to try this when I find time. Awesome video!

  • johnsmithaha

    December 11, 2015

    wow. snob

  • Allene Helmick

    December 22, 2015

    love it

  • adnan abbas

    December 24, 2015

    all tricks very useful but equipments still issue

  • S Gudur

    December 29, 2015

    Can we make the same model with a spinal support ? Just to add good strength ?

    This actually can be used in Kitchen to put the spices or in the reading room to hold the most read books !

  • Atiah Almalki

    January 4, 2016

    nice work

  • Aseer Ahmad Sheikh

    January 4, 2016

    ur doin awsum wrk

  • Asif Munir

    January 8, 2016


  • Marcell Rodrigues

    January 12, 2016

    Obrigado pela tradução para português! ???

  • Undead Gamer

    January 28, 2016

    I didn't know Bill Moseley made shelves.

  • Abdullah NOOR

    February 16, 2016

    waooo ,…

  • Dragonborn

    March 7, 2016

    At 0:40, or even a hand saw, nahhhh

  • Dylan Ross

    April 16, 2016

    steve, is woodworking joinery or carpentry ?

  • TheEndlessVariables

    May 11, 2016

    does that shirt mean you're a youtuber, or a player?

  • Jezebel Dezire

    May 27, 2016

    How to remove these types of wall shelves?

  • Linda Smith

    June 1, 2016


  • Ed P

    June 20, 2016

    Love all your videos. Quick Question which model of Keg pocket Jig did you use for this project?

  • Jf arts 9840188455,8056162959

    July 27, 2016

    Great job

  • KP 16

    July 30, 2016

    All I have is a hand saw

  • Vinton Spencer

    August 6, 2016

    the is one i like, an my boss make it with seder bord an it looks very good

  • taha omar

    August 14, 2016

    كلش حلو يخبل

  • Ahmedali Hameed

    August 16, 2016

    انت رائع . شكرا على هذا الفديو

  • Saleem Rheem

    September 12, 2016


  • Mahyavanshi Ranjan

    September 17, 2016


  • Mohamed Elkhlawy

    October 11, 2016

    wow!!!!! very nice

  • Nazia Best

    October 21, 2016

    women can't make it …ahh.sad

  • Selva Selva

    October 25, 2016

    nice tips

  • Cherokee Rose

    November 15, 2016

    You can get .75 pocket hole screws, I just bought them then you won't drive through.  That was my problem  Driving all the way gives a stronger hold.  Nice video I will be making this

  • Ahmed Alrekabi

    December 19, 2016


  • rae capital

    December 24, 2016

    Cool. Haven't seen anything like it

  • Shaip Tahiri

    January 18, 2017

    nice i like it .. steve

  • Dahmmanda Truth

    January 20, 2017

    I used my hand saw at 3am.. nojoke..keeps u nice n strong.:)

  • Dahmmanda Truth

    January 20, 2017

    to level my bed. my sciatic nerves dislike my crooked house …n sleeping on a tilt .. has left me with lean to the right….haha but hey at least I always wake up on the right side of the bed…baa dummm dumm ching

  • Glenn Bathrick

    February 4, 2017

    Great video!!! I've been asked to make a corner shelf and didn't want to just make something square or rectangle. I don't have your measurements but i'm gonna give this a shot. Again Great Video!!!

  • Mohammad hammad Sabir

    February 4, 2017

    basic tools?????

  • Katherine Allen

    March 18, 2017

    thx love i needed something a corner by vanity…new sub…thanks for making it easy

  • Starla Kreie

    May 12, 2017

    loved this video! too funny!

  • romisague gamer

    May 16, 2017

    old school

  • Cine Corner

    June 27, 2017

    watch this channel

  • Mayur Sonavne

    July 14, 2017


  • Kathmandu Guy

    August 14, 2017

    Can you specify dimensions more clearly? Also can you build a shadowbox shelves? Thanks

  • manga belajar

    August 18, 2017

    omg is this called basic tools

  • Mo2mn 3wwad

    September 6, 2017

    In this episode you been very silly.. ?


    October 1, 2017

    Your video is great…it looks very good but for doing it, one needs lot's of jigs and tools….but it is good watch…????

  • Justin Paczay

    October 9, 2017

    What do you mean? Hand saw is my most used tool….

    ?. Sorry I tried. Can't keep strait face!

  • Video clips

    November 21, 2017

    Very beautiful

  • Mathew Long

    December 29, 2017

    What kind of table saw do you use?

  • nazia Parveen

    February 2, 2018

    I really enjoyed watching ur videos ☺ it's really helpful ,I Love 2 do carpentery even my home I keep doing something when I get free ☺, can u please tell me what kind of paint u use on the wooden selves 2 give it a nice wooden finish ??

  • marjolijn geluk

    June 2, 2018

    Wecome to my LIFE i only use a hand saw

  • Tasleem Khalid

    August 28, 2018

    will it work with 1cm thick MDF?

  • AngeliqueKaga

    January 10, 2019

    Steve you are such a kidder!

  • anil kumar

    March 13, 2019

    wow very nice..

  • Moran Guy

    April 3, 2019

    you could use braid nails to hold it up when you screw the pocket holes as sometime it is really a big pain to be attached

  • Angel Lee TV 2

    April 23, 2019

    I don't have anything but a miter saw can I use this to make it?

  • itsitsu

    May 20, 2019



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