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EASY BATHROOM STORAGE SHELF - DIY GUIDE ( 90 Second read )

A bathroom can become cluttered in no time. Simple space saving storage solutions always come in handy with decluttering a room, that’s why we are going to show you how to make this easy storage shelf that will obliterate all the obstructions to your ablutions. Go to your nearest BUCO store today to find all these items.

Shopping list

You will need the following pine panels:

  • 2 x Side panels (305 x 250mm)
  • 1 x Back panel (350 x 250mm)
  • 2 x Top / Bottom panels (350 x 305mm)
  • 1 x Front panel (350 x 125mm)

You will also need the following items:

  • Cordless drill & bits (1-2mm wood bits)
  • Screws & hinges
  • Liquid Wax Paint
  • Wood stain
  • Wood filler
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Magnetic door clasps
  • Jigsaw
  • Magnet shelf clamp

EASY DIY

Watch this short video as Misi takes us through the project, or follow the step by step guide below.

STEP 1 – CONSTRUCT THE CABINET:

1. To avoid confusion, pack all the different sized panels out and mark each one with a pencil so you know which panel goes where.
2. Measure where all the joining screws will go and mark the holes.
3. A good tip is to hold two connecting panels together and draw a pencil line across the surface of the horizontal panel onto the vertical one, so that you have a guiding line on the vertical panel of how far in the screw holes should be.
4. It’s kind of like a puzzle, but ensure you account for all the holes, sides and panels when measuring the holes.

STEP 2 – SHAPE THE CABINET:

1. To get the rounded edge on the two side panels, use a paint tin as a jig and move it toward the edge so that you can draw a nice rounded edge with a pencil.
2. Clamp the panels down onto the workbench and use a jigsaw to saw off the rounded edges. Sand the edges to a smooth finish.

STEP 3 – DRILL & FILL:

1. Use the 1mm drill bit and drill all the guiding holes first. Then use the 2mm bit to create a slightly wider hole so the screw heads can go in flush to the panel surface.
2. Drill in all the screws and connect the panels.
3. Use wood filler to cover up all the screws. Leave to dry.

STEP 4 – DO THE DRAWER DOOR:

1. Attach the two hinges to the bottom of the shelf and the bottom of the door.
2. Attach the magnetic shelf clamp to the inside of the shelf just beyond the door.
3. Using an 8mm drill hole attachment, drill a hole in the front of the shelf panel so that it forms a handle to open the shelf with.

STEP 5 – SEAL THE DEAL:

1. Coat the shelf unit in the Liquid Wax paint.
2. Stain the shelf front door in wood stain to create a stylish accent.

And voilà! A bit of rudimentary woodwork, a quick coat and a couple of hinges, and your bathroom becomes bigger! Visit your nearest BUCO to find all the DIY project items you need to do more with your home.

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