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Corner Shelves: Getting The Maximum Of Your Kitchen Space

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By Ute Milan. Kitchen Ideas. Published at Friday, March 15th, 2019 - 23:40:53 PM.

One of the problems that every homeowner faces every now and then is the problem of storing things that all of us inevitably collect over time.

It doesn't matter if you are a little bit of a hoarder or not; we all have to deal with the clutter in our houses sometime.

Having a beautifully built corner shelf can make life a lot easier, not to mention how neater your home would look. From a tiny corner bookshelf to a big corner shelf unit, organizing your home will be simple while you’ll also be able to throw some uniqueness and chicness into the mix.

Creating a Corner Shelf

Although you can purchase pre‐built corner shelves, for example, IKEA corner shelf is often a popular choice, many people want to build their own corner shelving. Not only it's cheaper, but it also gives you the possibility to be as creative with it as you want.

So here is what you require for your homemade wood corner shelf:

· wood planks
· some kind of coating to seal the wood shelves such as polyurethane or varnish
· 1/8″ drill bit
· drill bit and screws for attaching standards to the wall
· a power drill
· shelving brackets
· shelving standards
· wood stain or paint and primer

The Vocabulary

To better know what we're talking about, here are some often-used technical words that you might not yet be familiar with:

Standards ‐ The long white vertical stripes on the wall. They are connected to the wall by drilling screws into wall studs. The studs are utilized for better support since the shelves can get pretty heavy which might result in standards pulling away from the wall.
Shelf Brackets ‐ Shelf supports secured to the notches on the standards.

Buying Lumber

Before you buy the lumber, there are several things that you should determine and keep in mind:

The Dimension of the Shelves

The first point to consider when building a corner wall shelf is how long you want the shelves to be. A helpful trick people sometimes do to save money on lumber is having narrower shelves on the upper part for smaller items, and wider shelves on the bottom for bigger stuff.

Of course, you do not have to do that. Defining the size of your corner wall shelves is entirely up to you but you should plan your shelves to be at least 2 inches past where the outside shelf standards will be.

If your studs are already set in the wall, make sure that the shelves will be long enough to reach them.

So, if you aren’t sure about the length between two studs, use a stud finder to mark them and then decide which studs you will use to hold the standards and supports for your shelves home depot.

Design out the Wood Lengths

Once you understand big your corner shelving unit will be, you should plan out the wood lengths and widths and mark them on a piece of paper. Why is this significant? Well, just because it is a human thing to forget and every inch counts when building anything from the scratch.

A helpful thing to do would be to make a sketch of the corner storage unit and then write down all the measurements. It is simpler to tweak, change, and calculate things once you see them in front of you on the paper.

So reasonably, once you’ve done that, you will plan out the wood lengths easily so it will be simple enough to know whether or not you have enough length in each board when buying the lumber you’re going to use.

Take your sketch with you to the lumber yard and they will cut the desired length s and widths for you or even help you if you are still not sure when lengths you need at that point.

Purchasing Standards and Brackets

If you are thinking to make a hanging corner shelf or floating corner shelves that are not longer than 64 inches, you will only need two standards for each side. If your wall mounted corner shelf is larger than that, it is recommended to use three of them to assure a good enough support.

If you're creating a small corner shelf, for example, 32” long or shorter, you will hang the standards on adjacent studs simply because there will be no room for skipping studs.

For a big corner shelf, you can skip a stud in between sets of standards and corner shelf bracket – unless if you are planning to use the floating corner shelf for something extraordinarily heavy.

If you are not certain, it is better not to skip studs. You understand what they say: Better safe than sorry. If you wish to be extra safe in any case, go for three sets of standards and for adjacent studs without skipping a stud.

Concealing the Raised Bracket Edges

One of the points that can happen if you purchase shorter brackets than the width of your shelves is the brackets raising notches on the ends used to keep the shelves in place.

If by any chance that occurs, there is a solution to that. Just place the shelves onto the brackets, mark where the notches hit and drill a hole in that spot. The notches will then slip into the shelves and your wooden corner shelf will look right from all angles.

Designing Corner Shelves

When it gets to building your own corner floating shelf, kitchen corner shelf, corner TV shelf, corner rack, or any other kind of corner shelves, you can get as creative as you want. If you have no idea what you wish your new shelf to look like, you should check the web for the most popular corner shelf ideas.

However, here are some of the most popular corner shelves designs and styles that are both nice-looking and pretty easy to build:

Little Triangles

This is probably the simplest of the corner shelves designs but at the same time, it is very chic and modern.

All you require are triangle‐shaped shelves stacked one above the other, placed in the corner of the room. A shelf unit like this is both beautiful and practical and it will help you show off your favorite stuff without taking up too much space.

Utilize the Underside Too

Corner floating shelves are super effective, but people often forget to use all available surfaces which is a waste of space. The underside of a shelf can be worked in many creative ways. For instance, one of the most popular uses of that in the kitchen is hanging mugs.

Corner Shelf for Children's Books

When it happens to kids, they can never have too much space in their rooms. We all understand how kids are and how easily their room gets messy and cluttered.

Creating a white corner shelf for kids' room is a great way to put all their favorite books on display as well as to minimize the mess. Aside from that, you can also style it with their favorite stickers or even let your kids paint it for themselves.

Get Innovative

One of the greatest aspects of creating something from scratch is the possibility of getting as creative as you want.

Don't be scared to use your ideas and create a playful tall corner shelf, a small 3D wall collage, black corner shelf with different shapes and sizes, a white corner bookshelf with hand-painted designs, or basically any kind of shelf that comes to your mind.

Stairway Corner Shelf

If you wish a modernized corner shelf, you should consider placing one in the line of your staircase. Corner bookshelves like this can be utilized both for practical reasons as well as for decoration.

Summary:

Corners are usually unused space in every house. Sure, you can put a plant in the corner for decor and freshness, but that is not the most practical solution, is it?

If there is that one corner in your house that looks awkwardly empty, building corner shelves is a great way to get some additional storage for the clutter around your home, as well as to add a modern and chic look to the room.

The greatest thing about corner shelves is the fact that you don't need a specific brand, such as corner shelves from IKEA; you can simply build your own shelf from the scratch quickly and easily.


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