These attractive bathroom shelves provide plenty of space for towels, soap, cosmetics and more. These simple, step-by-step instructions will show you how to build these shelves for yourself. You can download and print this DIY bathroom storage shelves tutorial, too.
Skill Level: Advanced
Time: 4 hours
Cost: Less than $100
Tools and Materials
- 1 — 2-ft × 4-ft sheet of ½-inch plywood
- 4 — 1-ft × 2-ft boards cut to 8-foot lengths (pre-cut unavailable)
- 4 — 1-ft × 3-ft boards cut to 8-foot lengths (pre-cut unavailable)
- 1 — 2-ft ×4-ft piece of ⅝-inch plywood
- 4 — 1-in × 2-in boards cut into 8-foot lengths
- 3 — 1-in × 3-in boards cut into 8-foot lengths
- 2½-inch trim screws
- 1½-inch screws
- Wood glue
- Finishing supplies
- Measuring tape
- Safety glasses
- Circular saw
- Compound miter saw
- Countersink drill bit
- 2½-inch screws
- 1¼-inch screws
Cut out the corner of the front legs using a miter saw at 15-degrees off square on both ends.
Measure one inch from the front face of the front legs.
Using a carpenter’s square, draw a line at 90-degrees from your one-inch mark then cut on that line.
Use wood glue and 2½-inch screws to attach the front and back legs together.
Attach the top to the legs. Lay the ladder on its back to help with assembly of the parts.
Add the trim to shelf sides, front and back using 1¼-inch screws.
Measure the back of the legs from the bottom of the back leg to the top of where you will place the shelf. The back of each shelf will be flush with the back legs.
The bottom shelf will be 5½ inches from the bottom of the back leg to the top of the shelf.
The next shelf will be 19½ inches from the bottom of the back leg to the top of the shelf.
The third shelf will be 33½ inches from the bottom of the back leg to the top of the shelf.
The top shelf will be 47½ inches from the bottom of the back leg to the top of the shelf.
Start with the bottom shelf, screwing through the legs into the side trim for the bottom shelf with 1¼-inch screws.
Work your way up, and check all the shelves and back legs to make sure they’re level.
And finally, paint your new bathroom shelves.
Download printable instructions for this DIY bathroom storage shelves tutorial and get started!
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