DIY Bathroom Storage Shelves

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DIY Bathroom Storage Shelves

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


Step 1

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

Cutting the legs for DIY bathroom storage shelves


Step 2

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

Measuring a cut for DIY bathroom storage shelves


Step 3

Using a carpenter’s square, draw a line at 90-degrees from your one-inch mark then cut on that line.

Preparing a cut for a DIY bathroom storage shelves project


Step 4

Use wood glue and 2½-inch screws to attach the front and back legs together.

Attaching the legs of a DIY bathroom storage shelves project


Step 5

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

Attaching the legs to the top of a DIY bathroom storage shelves project


Step 6

Add the trim to shelf sides, front and back using 1¼-inch screws.

Adding trim to the sides of DIY bathroom storage shelves


Step 7

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.

Measuring the back legs of a DIY bathroom storage shelves project


Step 8

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.

Attaching the legs on a DIY bathroom storage shelves project


Step 9

And finally, paint your new bathroom shelves.

DIY Bathroom Storage Shelves: The finished project

 Download printable instructions for this DIY bathroom storage shelves tutorial and get started!

And while you’re at it, take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog.


Other Items You'll Need

  • Finishing supplies

Cutlist

1 -- 2' × 4' sheet of ½" plywood
4 -- 1' × 2' boards cut to 8' lengths
4 -- 1' × 3' boards cut to 8' lengths
1 -- 2' × 4' piece of ⅝" plywood
4 -- 1" × 2" boards cut into 8' lengths
3 -- 1" × 3" boards cut into 8' lengths

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