The IVAR system from IKEA offers shelves and pentagonal corner units, but I wanted a little triangular end unit. With a bit of sawing and drilling, I was able to transform each small shelf into two triangular shelves.

As an aside, note that the zigzag long shelves add some extra structural support as they act partly as a truss, in addition to looking interesting.

Step 1: Start with small shelf

IVAR offers a small pine shelf which has reinforcing metal bits for supporting the shelf on little metal pegs.
This is pretty awesome. I'm trying this with some of my extra shelves!
I have a set of bookshelves, and have this small area where I cannot fit another bookshelf, but it looks "wrong" w/o something there....this would be PERECT..then I could display my lil lighthouses, etc there instead of on top of the entertainment center. What a cleverly done 'ible !!
This is actually pretty cool, I don't know why anybody hasn't commented on it yet. Very well done!
thanks for noticing! A friend of mine has now done the same in his place, it really is useful. ikea should make this piece.

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