Around the Corner Bookshelf - Updated Plans

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:25
Difficulty
Intermediate
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About Project

Build an inside corner bookshelf - free plans by Ana-White.com

Hi folks!  We are in the "home" stretch of getting our house done and have been working endless hours on the project.  It's been difficult to balance keeping up with the website over the last few months.  We are very much looking forward to wrapping our project up and getting back to blogging regularly.  Soon, soon!

It seems one of our plans, the "Round the Corner" bookshelf has disappeared on us.  I can't locate it either (my greatest apologies).  But I did find all the images, so want to take a second to re-post those plans for those of you asking.  Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Please do share if you build - I'd love to see how your corner bookshelf turns out!

Dimensions
Dimensions shown above.

Preparation

Cut List

MAIN BOOKSHELF - CAN BE MADE ALONE OR ADDED TO SIDES

4 - 1x2 @ 11-1/4" side trim

2 - 1x12 @ 26-1/2" - side panels

4 - 2x2 @ 29" - legs

4 - 2x2 @ 29-1/4" - top/bottom trim

2 - 1x12 @ 29-1/4" middle and bottom shelves

2 - 1x2 @ 29-1/4" - middle shelf trim

1 - 1x12 @ 32-3/4" - top

2 - 1x2 @ 32-3/4" - top trim

 

CORNER ADD ON

2 - 1x2 @ 11-1/4" - side panel trim

1- 1x12 @ 26-1/2" - side panel

2 - 2x2 @ 29" - legs

4 - 2x2 @ 16-1/2" - top and bottom trim

2 - 1x12 @ 16-1/2" - bottom and middle shelf

1 - 1x12 @ 18-1/2" - top

2 - 1x2 @ 18-1/2" - top trim

 

BACKS

1 - 1/4" plywood @ 27" x 19"

1 - 1/4" plywood @ 27" x 31-2/4"

Instructions

Step 1

Attach 1x2 side trim pieces to the 1x12s.  If using pocket holes, drill along the front and back edges for attaching legs in later steps.

Step 2

Attach legs to side panels with pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Attach top supports to legs.

Step 4

Attach side trim to shelf.  Then attach entire shelf to the side panels.

Step 5

Step 6

Attach side trim pieces to the top.  Then attach top to the bookshelf base.

This completes the bookshelf.  You can also add a back (see last step).  You can also build single bookshelves along side the corner bookshelves following steps 1-6.

Step 7

For the corner add on, build a third side panel as done in step 1 and 2.

Attach to main bookshelf with pocket holes.

Step 8

Add middle shelf with 1x2 trim pre-attached.

Step 9

Add bottom shelf with 2x2 trim attached.

Step 10

Build top and attach on top.

Step 11

Nail or staple back on with glue.

Step 12