# How do you cut angles for shelves?

Asked By: Hayk Viguer | Last Updated: 30th June, 2020

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**Cut**the Angled

**Shelf**Ends

**shelves**,

**cut**across one end of each board at a 45-degree

**angle**, with the

**angle**of the saw's blade also set to 45 degrees for the mitered edge strip (this is called a compound

**cut**). Cutoffs on long boards are easier to do with a circular saw than with a table saw.

Also question is, how do you calculate the angle of a shelf support?

**How to Determine the Angle for Braces for a Shelf**

- Measure the shelf's depth, which is the distance it extends from the wall.
- Hold a carpenter's level below the shelf perpendicular to the wall.
- Measure the horizontal distance along the level between the wall and the front of the shelf.
- Divide the second measurement by the first.

One may also ask, how do you determine the angle of a cut? The **formula** involves dividing 360 by the number of sides to **calculate** the corner **angle**. Then divide it by two to get the miter **angle**. If you're making a five-sided project with all sides equal, you divide 360 by five to get 72 degrees. So each joint or corner forms a 72-degree **angle**.

Regarding this, how do you measure angles?

**How to measure an angle with a protractor:**

- Place the midpoint of the protractor on the VERTEX of the angle.
- Line up one side of the angle with the zero line of the protractor (where you see the number 0).
- Read the degrees where the other side crosses the number scale.

What angle do you cut wood to make a circle?

**cut wood** strip longer than radius of **circle** Put a pencil through the other hole, and pivot the piece of **wood** 360 degrees to **draw a circle**.