A corner shelf can be ideal for a small room or apartment. It is a great way to utilize space that would otherwise be underutilized. Corner shelves are easy to install and they can be made from materials that you may already have in your home. You can also choose to use different types of materials to make your corner shelf stand out. You can make a corner shelf for your television or another piece of technology. it’s easy to do on the weekend and will only cost you about $30. Making a corner shelf for your TV is an easy way to add storage and style to your home. You can make this project with just a few tools and materials, and it will take less than an hour.
When you’re thinking about how to make a corner shelf for your TV, you might be stumped. After all, there are so many different options out there—and they all look so different! But if you’re ready to take the leap and make one yourself, we’ve got some tips that will help you get started.
First things first:
You’ll need the following materials:
- 2 x 4 lumber (one 12′ long and one 8′ long)
- 1 x 4 lumber (two 4′ lengths)
- 3/4″ plywood (two pieces at least 18″ wide by 36″ long)
- 1/4″ x 2″ screws (at least 10)
- A hacksaw or circular saw to cut the wood, but we recommend a cordless drill with a trim head attachment for easier drilling.
Cut the pieces to size.
- Use a miter saw to cut the pieces to size.
- Use a jigsaw to cut the curves in your shelf, if necessary.
- Drill pilot holes into each piece using a drill bit that’s slightly smaller than your screw or nail head. You want these pieces to be attached without any movement in them, so if you don’t do this, they may end up slipping out of place during assembly!
- Glue each piece together with wood glue and clamp them together as needed until dry (about 30 minutes).
- Securely attach one side at a time using screws or nails; use two screws per joint for stability if attaching directly into studs behind drywall. If attaching only onto drywall then use four nails per joint for stability and hold firmly until secure enough not slip out when lifted off wall surface later on when installing TV mount bracket bolts through top hole patterned outlines created earlier on this page during step 1: Measure & Mark Out Bracket Holes For Mounting Hardware Installation Process Flowchart).
Assemble the frame.
- Turn the frame over, and use a level to make sure it’s straight. Drill holes in the frame at each corner of your shelf width, then screw in screws with an electric drill.
- Assemble the support brackets and install them into place on the backside of the frame.
- Attach each support bracket together with its counterpart so that it forms complete 90 degree angles (you should see 4 different views). Use pliers to tighten bolts if necessary; use a hammer for stubborn pieces if needed.* Measure twice before cutting off any excess material from your plywood sheet using either a circular saw or jigsaw; this will ensure that you don’t waste any valuable time creating something that doesn’t fit properly when assembled later on down the road!
Attach plywood panel.
Use clamps or a clamping system to attach the plywood panel to the frame. Make sure it is straight, then use a drill to pre-drill holes for screws. Use a screwdriver to attach the plywood panel.
Now that you have your shelf and brackets installed, it’s time to make sure the legs are level and square. This is important because if they’re not, your TV will wobble on its new corner stand.
- Make sure you have a level surface to work on. You can use tools like a bubble level or carpenter’s levels if you want to be extra precise but all you really need is an eye for 90 degree angles (which I’m pretty sure everyone has).
- Start by placing one of your long pieces against the wall in the corner where you want to install it.
- Measure from each end at floor level, then mark where those measurements meet up with another piece of wood as shown in this photo:
Cover any seams or edges with molding.
For a professional look, cover any seams or edges with molding. You can purchase this at a hardware store and it comes in many different finishes, so you can match it to the rest of your room.
If you’re installing a corner shelf in an area where there’s already molding on the walls, simply cut pieces off of that piece to fit your needs. If you don’t have any molding, simply use wood strips (quarter-inch is standard) to create new pieces for each corner and then adhere them together using adhesive caulk.
This is a great small solution for a corner wall mount
A corner shelf is a great solution for a corner wall mount. A corner shelf can be used to store a wide variety of items, from books and video games to toys, plants and even shoes. If you’re looking for something that will maximize the space in your living room but still make it look organized and tidy this may be just what you’ve been looking for.
What You’ll Need:
- A piece of wood (about 2″ x 4″) or particle board
- Two metal brackets or L-brackets (Approximately 1 ½” long)
- Screws, nails or glue
We hope you will find these DIY ideas and tips helpful when making your very own shelf for the TV. There are many more ways to make corner shelves for a TV, but these are some of our favorites! Just remember that in order to have good design, there needs to be balance between form and function, so choose materials wisely. Last but not least, have fun with it