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.
1 - 1x6 @ 2 feet long
1 - 1x8 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 4 feet long
1 - 3/4" x 3/4" cove base moulding
2 - 1x8 @ 17" (Sides)
2 - 1x8 @ 21" (Shelves)
1 - 1x8 @ 10" (Center Divider - Optional)
1 - 1x6 @ 21" (Base)
1 - 1x2 @ 24" (Crown)
2 - 1x2 @ 6 3/4" (Cut to fit - Side Crown)
1 - 1/4" Plywood @ 22 1/2" x 12 1/4" (Back)
Cove Moulding to fit
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
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 be a vary slightly in width, adjust accordingly.
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.
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.
Attach base as shown above. Make sure you also attach to the bottom shelf too.
Now the front crown. 1 1/4" finish nails and glue as directed in the diagram.
And the ends. Cut to fit, as your 1x8s can vary in width.
Cove moulding should be no more than 3/4" wide x 3/4" tall, like this Cove Moulding from Lowes
The best way to hang is through the 1x6 into a stud in the wall behind.
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.