Bathroom Wall Storage

Simple woodworking plans to help you build a Bath Storage Shelf with robe hooks designed to store towels and other bathroom supplies. Featuring two cubbies, top shelf storage with protective ledge and two hooks, these beginning woodworking plans will help any do it yourself newbie build a Pottery Barn Matilda Wall Storage inspired bath storage.

Materials:

  • 1 – 1×6 @ 2’ long
  • 1 – 1×8 @ 8’ long
  • 1 – 1×2 @ 4’ long
  • 1 – ¾” x ¾” cove base moulding
  • 2” screws
  • 1 ¼” finish nails
  • 2” finish nails
  • 1 ¼” pocket screws

Dimensions:

Cut List:

  • 2 – 1×8 @ 17″ (Sides)
  • 2 – 1×8 @ 21″ (Shelves)
  • 1 – 1×8 @ 10″ (Center Divider – Optional)
  • 1 – 1×6 @ 21″ (Base)
  • 1 – 1×2 @ 24″ (Crown)
  • 2 – 1×2 @ 6 3/4″ (Cut to fit – Side Crown)
  • 1 – 1/4″ Plywood @ 22 1/2″ x 12 1/4″ (Back)
  • Cove Moulding to fit

Step 1:

From the ends cut a scroll pattern as shown above with a jigsaw. Make sure both ends match and sand any rough areas. Your 1x8s may vary slightly in width, adjust accordingly.

Step 2:

If you use a Kreg Jig, attach shelves as shown above. Otherwise, use 2″ finish nails and wood glue to attach – or you could use 2″ screws.  Leave a 10″ space between the shelves for the shelf partition – see next step.

Step 3:

We choose not to add the center partition, but if you want, fasten in place. Use 2″ finish nails and glue. You won’t be able to do pocket holes because of the clearance here.

Step 4:

Attach base as shown above. Make sure you also attach to the bottom shelf too.

Step 5:

Tack the back on with 1 1/4″ finish nails and wood glue.

Step 6:

Now the front crown. 1 1/4″ finish nails and glue as directed in the diagram.

 

Step 7:

And the ends. Cut to fit, as your 1x8s can vary in width.

Step 8:

Cove moulding should be no more than 3/4″ wide x 3/4″ tall, like this. Miter the corners at 45 degrees and glue and tack on with 1 1/4″ finish nails.

Step 9:

The best way to hang is through the 1×6 into a stud in the wall behind.

Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

The original plan can be found at http://www.ana-white.com/2011/07/martina-bath-wall-storage-shelf-hooks

 
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