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bath wall shelf with hangers woodworking plans

Added/Modified on December 1, 2016
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Materials and Tools

Shopping List:

1 – 1×6 @ 2 feet long
1 – 1×8 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1×2 @ 4 feet long
1 – 3/4″ x 3/4″ cove base molding

2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush


measuring tape
hearing protection
Kreg Jig™
circular saw
countersink drill bit

Cut List:

2 – 1×8 @ 17″ (Sides)
2 – 1×8 @ 21″ (Shelves)
1 – 1×8 @ 10″ (Center Divider – Optional)
1 – 1×6 @ 21″ (Base)
1 – 1×2 @ 24″ (Crown)
2 – 1×2 @ 6 3/4″ (Cut to fit – Side Crown)
1 – 1/4″ Plywood @ 22 1/2″ x 12 1/4″ (Back)
Cove Moulding to fit

General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. 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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Attach base as shown above. Make sure you also attach to the bottom shelf too.

Step 5

Tack the back on with 1 1/4″ finish nails and wood glue.

Step 6

Now the front crown. 1 1/4″ finish nails and glue as directed in the diagram.

Step 7

And the ends. Cut to fit, as your 1x8s can vary in width.

Step 8

Cove moulding should be no more than 3/4″ wide x 3/4″ tall, like this Cove Moulding from Lowes

Miter the corners at 45 degrees and glue and tack on with 1 1/4″ finish nails.

Step 9

The best way to hang is through the 1×6 into a stud in the wall behind.

Finishing Instructions

Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. 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.

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