Step 1 Put on safety glasses.

Step 1 Put on safety glasses. (Photo: Magazine Feature)

Storage doesn’t just have to be a practical thing – get creative with making these cool triangle wall shelves!

What you will need to make the triangle wall shelves.

  • Safety glasses
  • Mitre saw that can cut on 30° angles)
  • Timber lengths (see “Project”, opposite)
  • Sandpaper (rough & fine grades)
  • Liquid Nails Fast Grab, $14.10 for 3-pack, Bunnings
  • Paint (see “Project”, opposite)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Drill & drill bit (slightly bigger than width of rope)
  • Rope
  • 3M Command Picture Strips or nails

How to make the triangle wall shelves

Step 1: Put on safety glasses. Set mitre saw to 30° and cut end of timber length. Flip timber over and cut other end so you have a parallelogram-looking shape.

Step 2: Use the piece you have just cut to line up two more pieces of timber and cut them exactly the same. These three pieces will form your triangle. Repeat for all your different sized triangles. We used 19.5cm, 25cm and 30cm pieces to form our triangles. We also made a small shelf for the upside down triangle by cutting a mini piece from offcuts.

Step 3: Sand edges lightly to remove any excess timber and to smooth edges.

Step 4: Lay out your pieces on the floor or bench and make your triangles.

Step 5: Using liquid nails, spread glue on one edge of the timber, press together withother side and pull apart. Do the same for all pieces and allow to dry for 3 to 10 mins depending on glue you use. This allows the glue to become tacky. After this time, stick pieces together, wiping away any excess glue, and allow to dry.

Step 6: You can use the glue to fill any gaps between the timber by using your finger to wipe away excess. Allow to dry overnight.

Step 7: Lightly sand triangle, removing any excess glue.

Step 8: If you want to hang your triangle from rope, drill two holes in top of triangle and tie with rope.

Step 9: Paint triangles with 2 to 3 coats of paint in your chosen colour/s.

Step 10: Fix triangle shelves to the wall using 3M Command Picture Strips – or use nails if you wish to place heavy items inside.

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