How To Build A Corner Shelf Closet In Any Standard Closet | Weekend Woodworking Project

How To Build A Corner Shelf Closet In Any Standard Closet | Weekend Woodworking Project

A bedroom closet is one of the most important closets in a home. This corner bedroom closet cost just $200 for the materials and it was super easy to build. This is perfect for maximizing the corner space of a closet.

What You Need to Know

This closet is designed for a standard closet which is generally about 2ft deep and 8ft wide. Make sure to take inventory to how many shelves and cloths you need.  I used shelves to hold any folded cloths like jeans, my kids toys and other items. This is a great guide I created for you to use and reference shelf and hanging heights for you closet, it will help you designing and laying out your closet that will best fit your needs


Woodworking Plans for a Corner Bedroom Closet

One of the hardest things for me was trying to find the perfect corner bedroom closet or examples of what I wanted. After weeks of searching google and Pinterest woodworking plans and ideas for a corner closets and not finding any that fit my needs I decide to make my own plans. I wanted to create a clean, simple, reach-in, corner closet for my kids bedrrom. Most everything I found was a combination of wire and wood shelving.

📝 Materials

  • 3/4in 4×8 Sheet Birch Plywood |
  • 1/4in 4×8 Sheet Sandeply Plywood |

🧰 Tools

  • Miter Saw |
  • Table Saw |
  • Drill Kit |
  • Router |
  • Orbital Sander |
  • 24 in. Quick Grip Clamps (4 clamps) |
  • Cordless Nail Gun Kit |
  • Level |
  • Hammer |
  • Tap Measure |
  • Paint Brush Kit |
  • Putty Knife |
  • Hack Saw |
  • Micro Jig GRR Ripper |
  • Kreg Pocket Hold Jig |
  • Kreg Face Clamp |
  • Datto Blade |
  • Micro Jig GRR Ripper |
  • Earlex HV5500 HVLP Sprayer |


⭕ Miscellaneous Items

  • Titeboand Wood Glue |
  • 1 1/4in coarse pan-head coarse screws |
  • 1-1/4in brad nails |
  • 1/2in brad nails |
  • 32oz DAP Plastic Wood Putty |
  • 220 grit 3M sandpaper pack |
  • Paint Brush and Roller Kit |
  • White Urethane Paint |
  • Closet Pole Sockets (8x) |
  • Wood Screws |
  • 1-1/4in 72in white closet pole (4x) |

Step 1 | Watch How To Build A Corner Shelf Closet In Any Standard Closet

Step 2 | How to Cut Your Plywood

Cutting your sheets of plywood to the proper lengths can be difficult if you don’t have a large table saw and out-feed table. That is ok, because you don’t necessarily need these expensive tools or setup to build this project. Here are other ways to cut down your large sheets of plywood.

Once your sheets of plywood are cut down you want to move on to the next step.

pushing and cutting a sheet of plywood on a table saw

Step 3 | Painting

Next you want to paint your shelves. I don’t recommend waiting to the end to paint. I would recommend painting your sheets of plywood while they are not assembled. This will save you time. You should be able to paint everything in about 30min.

Step 4 | How to Assemble Your Closet

Assembling your corner closet is really easy! All you need is to drill pocket holes in your boards. Once you have drilled your pocket holes be sure to use wood glue and screw the sections together. You can also use parallel clamps to help hold things together if needed. Here are tools I would recommend purchasing if your budget allows.

Step 9 | Add the Hardware

Adding the hardware is the last step to finishing your corner closet. The hardware you need depends on the type of closet you are making. My son’s closet has long and short hanging. I used metal hanging rods and brackets to hang my cloths.
closet hardware white

Conclusion and Final Thoughts

This closet was fun to make and also really utilized the corner space in my son’s bedroom closet. The corner L shape really helps maximize the space in this standard closet. The material cost to make this closet was about $200. From start to finish it took about 3 days and that was only because I had to wait for the paint to dry.

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