Here is what I started with. If you don’t have a miter saw a hand saw and a miter box would be just as good since the cuts are small. The poplar boards I bought to size. 24x10 I think.
I did a little measuring. I marked in the direction I wanted the miter cut to go.
Then I held the trim up against the fence just like it would be up against the shelf.
I had already made the cut and just used the tape measure to hold it still for the picture. Not enough hands.
To get the next angle cut you can swing the angle guide to the opposite side. That’s what I did here. I had to cut off an inch or so to get that opposite angle before I could measure for the next side. Another way to do it is to keep your original 45 degree angle like in the shot above and just flip the trim piece upside down. I also had to move it to 0 to get the flat end for the backside.
When you get all of your sides measured and cut you have this. I used wood glue and finishing nails to put it all together. I didn’t want to drag out the nail gun. I probably should have. Let’s just say hammering is not my strong suit. Nothing a little wood filler didn’t cure. I did predrill before hammering in the nails. No pictures as there was glue involved. I’m not very neat.
Next was the brackets. They have this little metal thing on the back for hanging. You can switch it to either the short side or the long side. I wanted the long side under the shelf so I switch them. Fast and easy to do.
Here they are all painted out. Ok, the brackets aren't attached to the shelves yet. Not perfect but not bad either. I started out with a Martha Stewart sample and it wasn’t the right yellow. So I mixed it with another sample and got this shade. Sort of buttery yellow.
They will go up in the laundry room when I get that painted. I just dread moving the washer and dryer. There isn’t much space in there to move around.
But at least the shelves are done and ready to go. I’ve been wanting to paint something yellow for awhile now. This was a nice small project to do just that.
I will show them again once it is all finished. Is anyone else out there getting a bit of yellow fever?
I hurried to get this done so I could join up with Marianne at her party. I missed her last one and didn't want to miss it again. Thanks Marianne!
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