I’m going to be making a shelf for my walk-in closet.
The shelf will go around 3 walls. I’ll be making it out of pine.
Problem is – it’s not clear what’s going to be holding it up. If it were just going wall-to-wall it would comfortably sit on wooden slats screwed into the studs behind the drywall.
But since it’s really 3 shelves, meeting in two corners: one end of each shelf would be mostly unsupported, unless I connect the shelves together.
Being a woodworker I don’t want to just screw a piece of plywood under a 45-degree butt joint, or use a metal shelf bracket. But I don’t have any clear ideas what would work better.
I could try using biscuits, but that’s not very exciting, and would be hard to assemble in place.
Perhaps I could try a spline? Make a dado across all joining edges, and slide in a spline once the shelves are in place?
Are there any better ways?
Thanks in advance.