Hanging Bathroom Shelf

Supply List:

  • 1 – 2x4x8 whitewood or pine board
  • 1 – 2x6x8 whitewood or pine board
  • Rope

Cut List:

  • (2) – 2 x 4 @ 40” long
  • (3) – 2×6 @ 21” long

I used my Kreg Jig to attach my shelf.  This is super easy to do. If you don’t own a Kreg Jig (yet) you can also attach the boards by using 2.5″ wood screws through the outside boards and into the 2×6 shelf boards.  If you do this, make sure to pre-drill first, and cover the head of the wood screw with wood putty before staining.

You can see here I have set my measurements to 1.5″ pocket holes because I am joining 2×4 wood and the thickness of the wood is 1 1/2″. I put my pocket holes in my 2×6 boards.  This is what they looked like all finished and ready to attach.

Next I used 2.5″ pocket hole screws to attach the pieces all together.  Here are the shelves attached. One is at the base, one is 13″ from the bottom and the other is placed at 27″ from the bottom.

I have found a great way to fill pocket holes and other holes is using 3M Wood Filler! Just squeeze some out into each hole.

Use a scraper to even it out.

Next I used my drill to place a 3/8″ hole in the top of each side piece.

To finish this shelf, I used one of my very favorite stains. Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut. You just brush it on with a foam brush and use an old rag to wipe it off… Easy!  You can find this stain at Lowe’s or Walmart.

Finally, I used a piece of sisal rope which I also found at Lowe’s to hang it on the wall.  I just ran the ends of the rope through the holes at the top of the shelf and tied knots on each end.  I used good anchors in my wall since I wasn’t attaching this to a stud.  I found my hook at Lowe’s

The original plan can be found at https://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2013/08/bathroom-shelf.html