Bathroom Storage Ideas

Create the perfect unit for all your toiletries with DIY bathroom storage shelves.

If you're looking for bathroom storage ideas, this shelf provides plenty of space for towels, soap, cosmetics and more. Follow these instructions to build this impressive bathroom storage shelf yourself.

SEE ALL THE STEPS

  •  There are 9 steps to completing this project:
    Step 1  CUT MITRES
    Step 2  MEASURE
    Step 3  CUT ON LINE
    Step 4  ATTACH FRONT AND BACK
    Step 5  ATTACH LEGS
    Step 6  ADD TRIM
    Step 7  MEASURE SHELF HEIGHT
    Step 8  SCREW ON SHELVES
    Step 9  PAINT
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED

  • 24x48-inch sheet of ½-inch plywood
    4 1x2 boards cut to 8-foot lengths
    4 1x3 boards cut to 8-foot lengths
    2 ½-inch trim screws
    1 ½-inch screws
    4 1x2-inch boards cut into 8-foot length
    3 1x3-inch x boards cut into 8-foot lengths
    2 ½-inch screws
    1 ¼-inch screws
    Paint
    Wood Glue
    1 24x48-inch piece of 5/8-inch plywood
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

  • Measuring Tape
    Drill
    Circular Saw
    Compound Mitre Saw
    Nailer
    Sander
    Countersink Drill Bit
    Sandpaper
    Pencil
    Square
    Safety Glasses

Step 1: How to make bathroom storage shelves

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

2  MEASURE


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


3: How to make bathroom storage shelves

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

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

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

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

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

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

9  PAINT


And finally, paint your new bathroom shelves.



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