I have a shelf , its about 48" long & 8 to 10" wide, I want to it cut it
so it fits in a corner. I have a circular saw, Question: Is there
one cut I can make to fit it properly, if so at what angle? Or tell Me
what have to Do? Thanks, Charlie De Paola
Bee-Happy, Chardy Brown
Ideally, you could use one more tool that most "woodworkers" own: a
relatively inexpensive "bevel square", or adjustable, "t-square", which can
be used to precisely duplicate the corner's angle on your shelf.
Or, as Barry rightly suggests, trial and error with a cardboard pattern.
On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 06:37:59 -0400, email@example.com (Charles De
Are you just trying to fit it snugly into the corner as one piece, or
are you making an L-shaped shelf to fit into that corner? If it's the
first, you have to measure that yourself. If it's the latter, cut a
45 degree angle where you need it on the board (IE, if you want half
of the shelf on each wall cut the 45 right in the center), and flip
one of the pieces over. (using one of those cheap triangle-style
framing squares with the lip on them as a guide for the circular saw
will help you get the angle right) Glue them back together (and maybe
use some of those miter bolts or biscuts, as it's gluing end grain to
end grain) and you've got a corner shelf with one cut.
Not sure if that's what you needed, but I hope it helps!
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