DIY Over-the-Toilet Shelf
Have a small bathroom that is lacking storage? Well I have the perfect DIY Over-The-Toliet Shelf project to help you out! Display the pretty stuff and hide the not so pretty necessities behind the doors!
- 1 Board , 1x6 , 96"
- 1 Board , 1x6 , 72"
- 1 Plywood , 1/4" Thick , Half Sheet
Hardware & Supplies
- 28 1 1/4" Pocket Holes Screws
- 3 1 1/4" Wood Screws (for french cleat)
- 1 Wood Glue
- 1 Sandpaper
- 1 Stain/Finish
Check Dimensions & Cut List
Prior to starting this project, check the dimensions and cut list.
Using the table saw rip dados in two shelf pieces to create the tracks that the doors will slide in. You can also use a router, if preferred. On the top shelf the dados with be 1/4" deep and bottom shelf need to be 1/8" deep. This will allow proper installation of the doors.
Rip the french cleat at a 45 degree angle on the table saw.
Drill 3/4" pocket holes and assemble using wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket holes screws. Start assembling with the two sides, bottom shelf and trim, then working your way up the shelves. Pay close attention to orientation of bottom and top shelf with dados. If they aren't oriented correctly doors won't work. (See picture for best pocket hole orientation.)
Install French Cleat
Install top of french cleat with countersunk 1 1/4" wood screws.
Using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue attach top.
Drill 1" finger holes pulls 2" from top and 2" from side.
Sand and then finish it in your choice of stain, paint, or sealer! And then lastly install doors. Place back door in back dado at the top and it will fall into bottom dado. Repeat with front door. Waxing the dado track with help with opening and closing the doors.
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