This shelving project can add beauty to any corner as well as house your favorite collectibles. The alternating shelf directions seem to cascade their way down the corner creating a lightness and playfulness that make it a piece of art as well. I first saw a project similar to this one years ago and then decided to adapt it into a simple woodworking project. The shelves and back supports are all made from the same size pieces, so the cutting list couldn’t get any easier. The aprons at the top and bottom are half-size pieces cut from one of the 7” x 7” blanks. It’s all held together with #20 biscuits and starts with sub-assemblies, and then a final glue up.

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12 Responses to “Cascading Corner Shelf”
  1. Duane

    Really like your shelf and want to build one or ten of them! What type of wood did you use?

    Thanks,

    Duane

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    • WWGOA Team

      Thanks for the feedback and question. Cherry was used in the article, but you could use any species for this project.

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      • Duane

        Thank you for the reply. I also meant to ask how thick is the cherry you used? It looks to be about an inch. I’m not sure if a 3/4″ would be thick enough but a 2 x might be an over kill.

        Duane

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