D.I.Y. wooden triangle shelf

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Project Overview

You can never have enough shelf space, especially in a kid’s bedroom. This wooden triangle shelf looks fantastic and is a great way to display their favourite toys. It’s really easy to make so you can hang a few more up around the house and display some of your own favourite things. Continue to Step-by-step instructions.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Cut the timber for the triangle
2 Measure the length
3 Cut the first side
4 Assemble the triangle
5 Glue the frame together
6 Nail the frame together
7 Finish off the shelf
  • Step 1. Cut the timber for the triangle

    The first thing to do is cut the timber for the three sides of the triangle. Set the mitre saw at a 30-degree angle. Put on your safety equipment and make your first 30-degree cut.
  • Step 2. Measure the length

    Then measure from the tip of the mitre and cut the length you want the side of the triangle to be. It can be any length you like, ours was 250mm. Mark this and use the square to mark the line around the timber.
  • Step 3. Cut the first side

    Flip the timber over so you can make a mirror image cut of the first cut you made at the other end. Repeat steps 1–3 to cut the other two sides of the triangle.
  • Step 4. Assemble the triangle

    Lay the three pieces of timber out on a table and put them together to make sure they fit together.
  • Step 5. Glue the frame together

    Apply a bead of PVA wood glue to the ends to join the triangle. Wipe off any excess glue.
  • Step 6. Nail the frame together

    Make sure all of the edges are flush and square. Use the nail gun to insert two nails into each corner. Then wipe off any excess glue.
  • Step 7. Finish off the shelf

    Putty up the nail holes and leave it to dry. Then lightly sand the shelf. You can paint or stain the shelf to suit your décor.
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Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint Test.

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