Bathroom Shelf

My wife wanted a bathroom shelf so we could de-clutter the counter top.

I started by going into Google Sketchup and drawing up some plans. I went with some dados for joinery of the shelves, pocket holes for the top screw plate, and fastened the 1/4 inch plywood with brads.

I had a 1″x12″ 8′ foot pine shelving board laying around. I tried to mark out my pieces to get the best out of the board, trying to avoid the knots and any other imperfections. There is a cut list in the PDF below.

Then I ripped the smaller pieces down and cut them to their final length.
Cut List: 2 x 30 1/4″ by 4″, 3 x 23 1/4″ by 4″, and 1 x 22 1/2″ by 2″

On the 30 1/4″ long pieces, I made 3 dado cuts on the inside faces, one in the center and one 2″ from each end. Sorry, I didn’t take any pictures of this. I also rounded the top and bottom front facing corners.

After a dry fit, I glued and clamped it all together, attached the top screw board with some pocket hole screws and let it sit overnight before staining it with some ebony stain. Whiled the stain dried, I cut a 24″ by 30 1/4″ panel out of some 1/4″ plywood, sanded and stained it. I glued and used some inch brads to attach it to the back of the shelves.