Today is the ORC Week 6 update on my Bathroom Renovation where I will talk about the Bathroom Shelf I made. I am still trying to stay home as much as possible during this time and don’t want to have to make trips to the Hardware store. So, just like my Cupboard door and the Mirror, I made this shelf using materials I had around my shop.
I was inspired by Build and Create Home for this design. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram. She did a post a while ago for this shelf that she made for her Bathroom and I absolutely loved it. When I came to trying to decide what style of shelf I wanted for this bathroom, her shelf came to mind and the style fit PERFECTLY.
Now, I got the concept of how she built it, but there were no actual plans for it so off to the drawing board starting with materials I have available to be used.
Materials I found lying around for this:
Sheets of 3/4″ Plywood
Left over piece from my 1x10x8 (at 4″ wide)
Metal Bars (had them for another project, that I postponed)
Now that I knew what materials I had to use, I figured out what size I wanted it and how many shelves on it. I decided to make it 24″ wide by 36″ in height with 3 Shelves.
The How – To
Qty 1 – 3/4″ Plywood
|Mitre or Circular Saw
1 – 3/4″Plywood @ 24″ x 36″
Qty 1 – 1x4x8 (or wider)
3 – 1×4 @ 21″ BOTTOM
Qty 1 – Metal Flat Bar – 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 8ft
6 – 1×4 @ 4″ SIDES
1 1/4″ Wood Screws
3 – Flat Bar @ 24″
Qty 6 – 3/4″ Screws for the Bar
|Black Spray Pain
1 – Use your router and a 1/8″ Bit to make straight grooves into the plywood at around 1/4″ in depth
2 – Attach the Side boards to the bottoms with wood glue and Brad Nails
3 – Finish the shelves in the stain of choice and paint the back board as well as the Screws and Metal bar.
4 – Once dry, align the shelves on the back board and attach with wood screws through the back
Above Photo is of before I Painted and Stained but determined the spacing.
5 – Cut and Drill Holes into the Metal bars for the screws, then attach the bars to the front of the shelves.
6 – To hang, just use longer ( 2 1/2″) wood screws through the back board into at least one stud. When done paint over the screw.
Its all coming along great 🙂 Mostly final touches now !
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