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This little "plant shelf" has dimensions of about 51" x 53" (the sides that touch the wall, not the diagonal part of the triangle).

You can see they originally put drywall and it was not strong enough. I want to put a type of wood that I can paint right over. OSB isn't good enough and I don't think any type of plywood would look good, either. I would like to have done this in one piece, but since the sides are both >4ft., I don't think that's possible.

It's above this closet where the blue arrow points to.
 

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I would use medium density overlay, or MDO. It is plywood with a paper face that is used for exterior signs, it paints perfectly and is water resistant. If you left a piece outside for 5 years it would still look like new.
 
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If there is hollow space below it you could glue and clamp a piece on the bottom of the joint before installing it.
 

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Plywood, then waterproof and tile - trim the front edge with wood to match the lower room, etc.

Could be a scrap of granite and skip the plywood if your wallet can support that! Front edge would be rounded or whatever shape you wish.
 
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