How To Make Floating Shelves For Bathroom

Floating shelves are a great way to add storage space to a room without taking up too much area, and they look super chic. If you’re handy, you can make your own floating shelves to your specifications. Here’s how:

Step 1: Make a Template

To make a template, you’ll need a piece of cardboard or plywood.

Cardboard works well because it’s easy to cut and glue together, but plywood is more durable. Choose whatever material you like best!

Measure the exact width of your shelf and use that measurement as the length of your base board (the bottom piece). Draw an equal-length rectangle on both sides of this base board; these will be the sides of your floating shelf. The distance between these two rectangles should be slightly larger than the depth of each shelf; in other words, if you’re using one-inch thick shelves, then leave at least 1/2″ extra space between them when drawing out these lines. If you’re not sure how much space there should be between each shelf, just leave enough room so that when heavy objects are placed on top they don’t touch each other underneath (you don’t want them falling through)

Step 2: Prepare the Shelf Pieces

Now you will need to cut the wood down to size. This can be done by using a miter saw or table saw. Make sure the pieces are straight and square, as well as being cut to the right length, thickness, and width.

Step 3: Choose Where To Install The Shelves

The next step is to choose the location for your floating shelves. It’s important to pick a spot where you think they will look good, but there are other things to consider as well.

  • Consider how much weight your chosen shelf will hold. If you’re installing heavy items on the shelf, it needs to be sturdy enough to hold them up.
  • Think about how much space you have available in your bathroom and whether or not it will work with other aspects of the room like lighting or ventilation pipes that may interfere with where the shelves go.
  • Consider where you want to put each shelf because some locations won’t work if they’re too high up or low down near floor level where people walk past all day long (this could cause damage over time). If this happens then try moving them around until they’re at a better height! Finally check out what colour goes best with everything else around before taking action.”

Step 4: Drill The Shelf Pieces For The Brackets

Now it’s time to drill the shelf pieces for the brackets. The bracket needs to be mounted at the correct height and level so that it can hold up your shelves, which will be filled with heavy objects like bottles of shampoo and conditioner. You’ll also want to make sure the bracket is centered on your shelf piece so that there’s no excess or insufficient space around it.

To do this, you’ll need an accurate measuring tape and a pencil so that you can mark where each screw hole should go before drilling into your wood. Using these tools, mark where each screw should go by drawing lines between two points about 2 inches apart from one another in order not only get an accurate measurement but also prevent misalignment when mounting them later on (which may cause a shelf rack collapse).

Step 5: Install The Brackets Onto The Wall

  • Measure the length and width of each shelf, including brackets.
  • Transfer these measurements to the wall.
  • Drill holes for attaching the brackets to an empty space on your wall (or use a stud finder if you’re not sure where they are).
  • Attach your shelves according to manufacturer instructions with screws or anchors as necessary (typically included with your purchase).

Step 6: Attach The Shelves

Next, you’ll want to attach the shelf to the wall. If your brackets came with screws and anchors, use them! Otherwise, we recommend buying some hardware at a hardware store or online.

To do this:

  • Measure up from the floor to where you want your first shelf (wherever it will be easiest for you to reach). Mark this height on both sides of each bracket and then use a pencil or pen (whatever works best for you!) to mark out two spots on each side of the bracket that are 1/4″ away from your line. That should give you enough space so that when you put in your screw hole it doesn’t hit any other part of your bracket or shelf board itself.
  • Screw in one screw into each spot until just before they’re tight against wood—if they go all way through then all bets are off because it means there might be some gaps between pieces. Don’t get discouraged though because this is easy fixable if things aren’t lining up correctly! We’ve found that using masking tape helps keep everything in place while working through steps 2-4 below.”

Building your own shelves is a fun project and you get to decide exactly how you want them.

Building your own shelves is a fun project and you get to decide exactly how you want them.

You can make them any size you want, from small for a tiny bathroom corner to big enough for an entire wall of books. You can buy the materials you need at the hardware store, including wood, paint and anchors. Then it’s up to you whether to install them on the wall or ceiling – or even in two different places.

You might want floating shelves above your tub so they’re out of reach while showering (and prevent water damage). Or maybe it’s more practical to install some under-sink cabinets so everything has its place? If that sounds like too much work, then just go with one large shelf above each sink. Either way, there are no limits here; just follow your heart.


With these tips, you can finally start making floating shelves for your bathroom. You can design them yourself and have fun decorating them with pictures, pots of plants or anything else you like.

Takeaway: Make sure that whatever size shelf you decide on will fit in the space where it needs to go before starting construction

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