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building a set of 4 triangular corner shelves

Posted by modelage (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 24, 11 at 17:42

I'm trying to get some idea of what it would cost to build a set of 4 triangular wood corner shelves (we would like white colored wood to match the walls and they will have to be custom cut as the corner is unfortunately not 90 degrees). The short wall is 22 inches so the shelves would have to be somewhere between 16-20 inches on the sides touching the wall.
Alternatively, since prices vary depending on location, how much labor would this entail?

Thank you


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RE: building a set of 4 triangular corner shelves

Connected or free mounted?

How thick?

What kind of mounting brackets if they are not torsion box design.

3/4" painted poplar with $2 brackets might be $15 each.

Poplar torsion box design(the free floating look) might be $50-$75 apiece. Those would be 4"-8" thick.

Poplar shelves with three uprights might be a total of $200.

Poplar because it is the least expensive wood that looks best when painted.


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RE: building a set of 4 triangular corner shelves

You can also attach metal brackets with protruding rods that go into holes in the back edge of the shelves.

A small relief area around each hole allows the mounting bracket for the rods to be hidden also.

A lot depends on how much of the support you want to conceal to make the shelves appear free floating.

A torsion box can be made less than 4 inches thick.

I have made them as small as 1 inch thick (quarter inch thick faces) with a 2-3 inch wide ledger on the wall.


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RE: building a set of 4 triangular corner shelves

Thank you!


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