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mikeyp

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08-17-2015 05:50 PM

I’m hoping to get some ideas for you guys. I’m building a corner cubbie shelf for my mudroom. My big million dollar question is how to do trim since it will be on an angle. I want it to be built in so the floor molding will be removed.

I feel like it might look weird with trim on the front sides that are against the walls on an angle.


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#1 posted 08-17-2015 08:58 PM

Can you provide a simple sketch? It’s tough to visualize what you are after.

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#2 posted 08-17-2015 09:04 PM

If you replace the baseboard trim, and run it continuously past the built in, it should look nice. Cut the molding at 22.5 degrees.

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#3 posted 08-17-2015 09:07 PM

I’ve always thought these two types of shelves would be nice for any corner. You could size either to suit your needs.
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#4 posted 08-18-2015 01:40 PM

Thanks for the responses. Joe, the pictures didn’t come through on my side.

I think I was overthinking it. So here is my plan…let me know if this makes sense.

Imagine a corner and basically making a triangle shaped cubbie. I want to have a piece of trim around the edges of the plywood (I’ll be using leftover pine from another project so I want to come the ends). Those trim pieces that would be on the two sides top to bottom is what I was trying to get to look right.

PIctures I had seen online showed shelves that had gone to the wall but the trim was on the angle as well and not flush to the wall.

But I think I need to make the “sides” of the cubbie flush with the wall and makes the shelves triangle. That way I can keep the trim flush to the wall as well.

Does that makes sense?

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#5 posted 08-18-2015 08:43 PM



Does that makes sense?

- mikeyp

Sorry, for me it doesn’t. You talk about a triangle. I get that. Then you talk about plywood. Where does the plywood come in ? You talk about, “two sides, top to bottom”. Top to bottom of what ?

Can you show a sketch of what you’re describing so I can follow along ?

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#6 posted 08-18-2015 09:05 PM

Sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about. A picture would help immensely.

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#7 posted 08-18-2015 09:29 PM

Sounds like your talking about putting molding down the 2 sides where the frame meets the wall?
If that’s the case you can 45 degree the edge of your molding so that it goes flush against the wall,
I prefer to not use molding and fit the cabinet to the walls. This is done by leaving scribe room on your frame and cutting the frame to fit the walls.
Another idea would be to come out 4 or 5 inches at a 90 degree off the wall, then start your angle,
For example:

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#8 posted 08-18-2015 09:49 PM

Well dang. Lets try that again
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#9 posted 08-19-2015 02:13 AM


Well dang. Lets try that again

- JoeinGa

Ah .. now I understand perfectly . . .

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mikeyp

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#10 posted 08-19-2015 11:24 AM

woodust has the gist of it!

Joe, I like your 2nd idea but the room zig zags a bit and I am making several units for the room.

I also don’t know why I said bookshelf. These are going to be shoe cubbies.

In this particular corner with me a triangle shelf on the floor (2 shelves and the top)...then a space for coat rack and kids back packs….then an upper shelf which will resemble what JoeinGA has on his 2nd drawings.

Thanks guys. Woodust, what program did you use for that?

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