Who hasn't lusted after industrial shelves from Restoration Hardware like these here? I took to the web to find a more economical DIY option. Seventh House on the Right had just the solution. This past weekend we embarked on installing new shelving for our bathroom.
Well, we did get a head start on Thursday if I was totally honest. On Thursday, we solicited our neighbor friend/general contractor to see if he had any extra salvaged wood lying around. We were in luck. On Friday, we walked down to his "pile" a couple blocks over and picked up a nice 10" wide plank. On Saturday, James cut and cleaned the boards while I went to Lowe's and bought the plumbing pieces we needed. On Sunday, we stained and poly'ed the boards, installed the plumbing brackets to the wall, and placed the boards directly on top.
The project took less than 5 hours to complete.
- Make sure you clean the wood with water and soap if it is salvaged wood and let it dry before applying any stain, paint, or polyurethane.
- When you anchor the floor flange to the wall, use anchors for two of the holes and use dummy screws for the other two holes - it will save you time if/when you want to remove the shelves and patch the wall later.
- The bottom shelf is actually 8" wide instead of 10" like the others, but it is barely noticeable and allows a tall person sitting down to not feel crammed.
- Add some greenery to your bathroom!
Steel plumbing -- $42.04
#10-12 x 1-1/4 in. Blue Ribbed Plastic Anchors with Pan-Head Combo-Drive Screws (7-Pack) --$7.92 for two packs
Salvaged wood from our neighbor/general contractor/friend -- $0.00
Leftover stain and poly from another project -- $0.00
GRAND TOTAL: $49.96