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Building a Rotating Shelf Unit

This DIY Basic will provide tips on building a rotating shelf unit.

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Step 1: Watch an Overview Video

Step 2: Gather Your Materials and Tools

Materials and Tools:

measuring tape
power drill with wood bits
circular saw
screw gun
1/2-inch plywood and laminated strips or (2) pre-made wooden shelves
corner shelf hardware

Step 3: Measure and Cut Shelving

Save wasted corner storage space with a two-tier rotating shelf.

Start by measuring the cabinet and choosing shelving. Allow 1/2 inch of space on all sides for spinning.

Tip: If cabinet door sits at angle, use round shelving; if door is 90-degree corner, use pie-cut shelving.

Cut shelving out of 1/2-inch plywood or use pre-made wooden shelves.

Edge shelving with laminated strips to keep items from falling off.

With wood bit, cut holes in centers of homemade shelves large enough to slip over shaft supports.

Step 4: Install Supports and Shelves

Position hardware in center of corner cabinet.

Mark screw holes for top bracket. Screw top bracket to cabinet top and insert upper shaft support.

Working from bottom up, slide upper shelf onto lower shaft.

Slide upper positioner onto lower shaft and attach to upper shelf.

Attach bottom shelf in same way.

Step 5: Adjust and Secure the Shelves

Customize shelf spacing to fit storage items.

Insert lower shaft into upper shaft and loosely install lock screw. Shaft locking screw must face cabinet door.

Position cam base on cabinet bottom.

Turn wheel adjustment until lower shaft fits into cam base. Check shaft for plumb.

Screw can base to cabinet bottom.

Tighten lock screw.