How can I fill this gap in my diy shelves? I’ll be using wood screws to secure the shelf.

The gap’s less than 1/4”.

I was thinking of using pieces of wine cork to even the weight.

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If you pilot the ledger piece, when you add the screws to hold it down the shelf should draw down to meet it.

  • But then the gap would be on the other side. – rbhat Apr 3 at 15:56
  • The notion would be to use 2 screws, one for each corner, and 2 on the other end. If the it rocks on the ledgers it will take 4 screws to keep it tight. – Jack Apr 3 at 15:59
  • I’m still confused. The shelf will be flush on one side when I use the two screws. But the gap will then be on the other side. – rbhat Apr 3 at 16:18
  • That's why one screw on each corner, through a piloted hole. I should have mentioned that at first, but the question was only about the one gap. I should have known it would only rock and create a gap in another corner. I see one of my comments had typos to make it difficult to understand... – Jack Apr 3 at 16:20
  • As a matter of fact, since the wood is twisted, it really only needs one screw in the raised corner, and one more in the other corner that raises when the first screw is added. The other 2 corners will be pressed down in place tighter. – Jack Apr 3 at 16:24

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