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Bathroom Storage Shelves

These attractive shelves provide plenty of space for towels, soap, cosmetics and more. These instructions will show you how to build them yourself.

9 Steps

  1. Cut mitres
  2. Measure
  3. Cut on line
  4. Attach front and back
  5. Attach legs
  1. Add trim
  2. Measure shelf height
  3. Screw on shelves
  4. Paint
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Step 1: How to make bathroom storage shelves

Step 1

Cut mitres

Cut out the corner of the front legs using a mitre saw at 15-degrees off square on both ends.

Step 2: How to make bathroom storage shelves

Step 2

Measure

Measure one inch from the front face of the front legs.

3: How to make bathroom storage shelves

Step 3

Cut on line

Draw a line at 90-degrees from your one-inch mark then cut on that line.

Step 4: How to make bathroom storage shelves

Step 4

Attach front and back

Use wood glue and 2 ½-inch screws to attach the front and back legs together.

Step 5: How to make bathroom storage shelves

Step 5

Attach legs

Attach the top to the legs. Lay the ladder on its back to help with assembly of the parts.

Step 6: How to make bathroom storage shelves

Step 6

Add trim

Add the trim to shelf sides, front and back using 1 ¼-inch screws.

Step 7: How to make bathroom storage shelves

Step 7

Measure shelf height

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.

Step 8: How to make bathroom storage shelves

Step 8

Screw on shelves

Start with the bottom shelf, screwing through the legs into the side trim for the bottom shelf with 1 ¼-inch screws. Work your way up, and check all the shelves and back legs to make sure they're level.

Step 9: How to make bathroom storage shelves

Step 9

Paint

And finally, paint your new bathroom shelves.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time: 4 hours

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