DIY bathroom shelf

Making shelves for the bathroom Table of contents:

  • 1 A wide variety of bathroom shelves
  • 2 Why are they needed
  • 3 Glass shelf!
  • 4 Drywall shelf
  • 5 Chipboard corner shelf
  • 5.1 Preparation of parts
  • 5.2 Rail grooves
  • 5.3 Mounting the corner shelf
  • 6 Hinged shelf
  • 7 videos
  • 8 Photos

It is extremely difficult to imagine life without various trifles, which allow you to equip your home with comfort and coziness. For this reason, when creating an interior, it is extremely important to consider where it will be located such a small but important subject as shelf. The shelf has the greatest value in the bathroom, because it is in this room that a large number of small items. In this article we will look at you like a shelf in the bathroom do it yourself. At the same time, we also talk about what types of shelves for the bathroom are.

A wide variety of bathroom shelves

VarietyVariety of choices

The choice of shelves will directly depend on personal taste. Although in in some cases, the choice is fairly obvious. So, according to the method bath shelf mounts can be:

  • wall mounted
  • angular
  • floor
  • hanging
  • stationary
  • removable.

Shelf in a NicheNiche shelf

As for the location of the shelf in the bathroom, here also it all depends on the size of the bath. For example, in some cases, you can install a shelf under the bathroom or under the washbasin. In other cases the shelf is hung on the wall. Shelves may also vary in appearance. mind, for example, closed and open lockers. Concerning use the material for the shelf, then you can use wood, drywall, glass, plastic and metal. Each of these materials has its positive and negative sides, respectively. Now let us consider in detail some technologies for the manufacture of shelves in the bathroom and find out what functions it performs shelf in the bathroom.

What are they needed for

It should be noted that the shelf in the bathroom plays extremely important role. For example, it can provide security. From what? Glass jars, bottles that stand on the bath itself may fall and crash. If you have a shelf, then all this can be prevented. Moreover, a shelf in the bathroom is capable of save significant space. If you compare them with lockers, then they will not occupy usable space. This is especially important in small bathtubs.

Everyone needs it.Everyone needs

Corner, hanging and wall shelves significantly increase space in the room. Another plus of shelves in the bathroom is aesthetics. If you think through its design correctly, you can to decorate the general interior of the room. Let’s see how to make a shelf by yourself.

Glass shelf!

As for the manufacture of glass shelves for the bathroom, then there are some requirements and rules. Moreover, the shelf glass can be made with your own hands of any shape and size. So, To make such a shelf, the first thing you need to do is determine its size, namely the width and length. After in glass workshop you can order the necessary segment glass. Ask the wizard to make the sharp edges of the glass lightly smoothed out. If you have a built-in drywall niche, then you you just need to insert the workpiece using special fastenings for glass. Glass is usually fixed with decorative holders. Preliminarily using their level should be fixed on the wall strictly at the same level. After in these holders installed prefabricated glass.

Glass with decorative holdersGlass with decorative holders

It is important to consider the future workload that will affect glass shelf. You should take care of its strength. Thickness The glass shelf should be a minimum of four millimeters.

Everyone understands that glass is very dangerous, especially in those cases when it is broken. If you have small children, then the probability of this increases several times. To prevent the worst, for example, a wound with small fragments, glass previously recommended to cover with a special transparent film. Moreover, some use this film for glass decoration. So, without putting much effort, the shelf for a glass bath can be done in a few hours, with provided that all preparatory work has been completed.

Drywall Shelf

A drywall shelf is one of the simplest and at the same time inexpensive options. You will need CD profiles to make it. and UD. A frame is made from them, which is fastened special screws. If the bathroom is mounted on the walls gypsum plasterboards for their alignment, you can make small niches. They will serve as shelves for all necessary items. When the frame is ready and sheathed with drywall, the surface can be tiled. Moreover, with If desired, this design can be combined with glass. In built-in niches on decorative holders mounted glass. So it turns out a shelf for the bathroom, which is perfect for the interior. Such a shelf can be supplemented with an LED strip, which will be in addition to the main lighting. But in that case instead of decorative glass holders, you will need to purchase an aluminum profile. It will be in it that will be attached LED Strip Light.

Chipboard corner shelf

If the bathroom has a free corner, you can build a corner shelf. As a material, you can use Chipboard. All work should be divided into several consecutive stages.

Corner shelf made of chipboardChipboard corner shelf

Parts preparation

Chipboard thickness must be at least 16 mm. On the sheet, mark the center and draw a circle whose center this point will be. Radius you can choose any, in our case, let it be 25 cm. Next the resulting circle must be cut with a jigsaw. With help the square must draw a line by dividing the circle into equal two half. After each of the halves should be divided into two more parts. Thus, equal four parts should turn out. When you cut the circle completely, use a hacksaw to cut it him along the drawn lines. As a result of preparatory work you should get four identical corner shelves.

Angular structure diagramAngular diagram constructions

Rail grooves

Put a wooden rail in the corner where the shelf will be installed. On it you should note the location of the upper and lower shelves. Next, you need to divide the distance between the upper and lower shelf proportionally, so that the shelves are the same height. When the marks are on, grooves should be made on the rail and shelves. On place the indicated place on the shelf and in pencil outline it with two sides. Next, you should make a cut on the specified labels. The depth of cut should be no more than half the rack. Like cut is made for each of the shelves in series. Extremely it is important to ensure that the shelf is not in the groove with difficulty. On the next step, a similar cut should be done on the shelf itself. Having drawn the lines, you will see where and how much to do cuts. If the shelf hardly enters the manufactured groove, then edges can be lightly sanded.

Mounting a corner shelf

There are several options on how to fix a corner a shelf. For example, fixing bolts may be used. If you not If you want to drill a tile, you can use mounting glue. But for this you need a special glue that will connect wooden rail with tiles. To the surface of the rear side of the rail Apply a strip of glue. So that the rail does not slip on the tile You can use double-sided tape that sticks in several places, for example, from above, from below and in the middle. When glue dried up, it remains only to install the shelves. Due to the fact that the shelves tightly fit into the grooves of the rails, it is not necessary to fix them to glue. Additionally, the shelf can be painted or pasted over with decorative and moisture resistant film. Despite the simple design, such a shelf strong enough, so it can last a long time.

Hinged shelf

Another option for a bathroom shelf is a hinged shelf. Let’s see how to make a shelf in a bathroom eighty long centimeters. If you need a different length, then just take slats of a different size. Moreover, you can add a quantity sections, making it wider. It is necessary to prepare required building material, as well as tools:

  • 5 slats, preferably from pine. Their length should be 112 cm, width – 3 cm, thickness – 1.5 cm.
  • 8 blocks also from pine. Length – 3 cm, width – 3 cm, and thickness 1.5 cm
  • Special glue for wood.
  • Ruler.
  • Drill.
  • A set of carpentry tools.
  • Special wood screws, 13.5 cm long.
  • Several dowels for attaching the shelf to the wall.

MountedMounted

So, five consecutive steps to make such shelves:

  1. On each rail it is necessary to measure ten from two ends centimeters and mark with a pencil.
  2. According to the marks, blocks are placed on the glue between the slats. If the block size does not match the rail, the block should be filed.
  3. The next step is a drill. In the middle of each the glued block should be marked. As it shown on the picture then you need to make holes. At the same time drilled block and rail.
  4. At this stage, the entire structure should be assembled into one. For take a long screw. Through drilled holes Pull the screw in with a screwdriver. It is imperative to fulfill this the process is neat, otherwise the wood may burst and you will have to remodel this or that rail.
  5. When the whole structure is assembled it remains only to hang. At if desired, you can first open it with varnish and stain to give it a more attractive look. For its installation you need use level and tape measure. Having marked the drilling locations, drill holes, hammer in the dowels. Using special mounting mounted on the hanging shelf, carry out the installation. Such a shelf has several advantages over others. For example, on her water will never accumulate, so for the bathroom it’s great option.

Photos of the manufacturing process:

ProductionManufacture

Bonding elementsBonding Elements

So, we considered, perhaps, the most common types shelves that you can make yourself. if you have fresh ideas, then write about them in the comments to this article. So you You can share invaluable experience.

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Video

Another option for a homemade glass shelf with a spectacular backlight:

A photo

Interesting ideas for bathroom shelves are presented below:

Wooden over sink of interesting designWooden above the sink of interesting design

HangingHanging

From small boxesFrom small boxes

From wooden cubesMade of wooden cubes

Simple version with metal holdersPlain option with metal holders

Wall cabinet with glass shelvesWall cabinet with glass shelves

Extra storage in the lockerAdditional storage space in the cabinet

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