Bathroom Shelves: Finished

On Thanksgiving Day Charlie and I finished the shelves we began last weekend.

Shelf frames.
Shelf frames.

We had already made the frames.

The shelves were trimmed to be recessed in the frame.
The shelves were trimmed to be recessed in the frame.

The next task was to cut the wood for the shelves.  First we ripped 1/2 inch from the long edge so the shelves would be slightly recessed. Then they were cut to size and lightly sanded.

We used these same shelf supports on the master bedroom shelves.
We used these same shelf pins on the master bedroom shelves.

We measured the placement for the shelves then drilled holes to hold the shelf supports.

The luan fills in the back of the shelves.
The luan fills in the back of the shelves.

We cut luan for the back which we were planning to paint the wall color.

We made 2 identical units to stack.
We made 2 identical units to stack.

Instead we used the “A” side just as it came, no paint or stain, and tacked it on with the pneumatic nailer.

Shelves stacked in the alcove.
Shelves stacked in the alcove.

We stacked the shelves on top of one another.

The display might change from time to time.
The display might change from time to time.

These shelves are meant to be removable if necessary but we put one  screw through the upper section into the wall to stabilize the entire unit.

Sturdy but removable shelves.
Sturdy but removable shelves.

Finally I put a few decorative items on the shelves. Toilet paper will be stored on the bottom shelf.

Before
Before
After
After

We’re feeling pretty happy about how these shelves turned out.

Have you finished a longstanding project?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

9 thoughts on “Bathroom Shelves: Finished”

  1. It looks wonderful. I don’t remember why I had trouble figuring this out – it looks like I thought it would. I just couldn’t figure out the process for some reason. I like the back left unstained or painted. Do you have extra shelf pin holes in case you want to add more shelves?

    1. Just thinking about appropriate books today. First book: I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar, A Collection of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, and Other Linguistic Slip-ups. Jo

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