One of the main struggles of a small bathroom is the lack of storage. Floating shelves are easy to put together and extremely useful. Lets see Best DIY Bathroom Floating Shelves Ideas and Designs here!
These floating shelves are excellent for displaying your pictures, photographs, travel mementos or just about anything. Without the mounts and clunky hardware you would find with store-bought baskets or shelves, they appear to be suspended in midair. These floating shelves are powerful, too.
While floating shelves aren’t intended to hold your previous pair of Encyclopedia Britannicas, this floating shelf is definitely capable of this. Nobody would consider that a floating shelf is made of simple, old lightweight and affordable hollow-core doors.
Best DIY Bathroom Floating Shelves Ideas and Designs
In this guide, we will explain to you how you can set up these floating shelves (and briefer ones) firmly with fundamental tools. Even in the event that you believe you don’t have any DIY skills, believe me, you can handle this job.
Each floating shelf is made of half an 18-in. Hollow-core doorway, lag screws and cleat which hold the shelf into the wall. You are able to purchase fresh hollow-core interior doors in a house center or lumberyard (just be sure the door does not have predrilled holes for locksets). You might discover just 24-in. Wide doorways, but the doorway can be any width: simply attempt to decrease the waste. And you may have the ability to acquire doors free from yard sales or other resources.
But, I advise that you use a table saw to reduce the cleat as a clean, straight cut is essential to get a fine shelf. (If you do not have a table saw, use a buddy or possess the cleat cut in a full size lumberyard.)
We opted to paint our floating shelves, but if you would like the beauty of real wood, then you can purchase the doorway in timber veneers such as oak or walnut (ours was lauan). Should you go this path, first shave 1/8 in. From front and side edges using a table saw to remove the small bevel on every edge, then use the fitting trim. You might even cover the whole plate with vinyl laminate if you would like a rough, hard-surfaced shelf.
You might choose to modify the thickness of your shelves too. Do not exceed 9 in. Or you’ll begin to weaken the cantilever strength of this shelf. Don’t hesitate to make shorter or thinner sticks, as shown below.
If you would like to paint the space, do this until you put in the shelves as it is a drag to reduce around each shelf using a paint brush. Just make certain to sand your wood door using 150-grit sandpaper until you paint. If the surface remains porous and rough after sanding, then fill out the pores by applying a paste wood filler (such as Elmer’s wood filler) using a 3-in. drywall knife.
These floating shelves are permanent–they are hard to eliminate! The adhesive not only makes the shelves powerful but also not possible to remove without destroying them. You are going to need to cut them place 2 in. From the wall using a circular saw to expose the lag screws and remove the cleats using a wrench. That’s unfortunate, but you could always make another group easily and cheaply. Regardless, you’re going to want to understand how to create shelves.