Floating Shelves (over Bath)

Wife wanted some shelves to put bath bombs, candles, and her other bath luxury items on.

Built with the same mounting technique as the "DIY Floating Shelf" plans noted below, using standard 2x4s for the pocket hole mounted supports.

Additionally, I used 1 in x 6 in x 6 ft Premium Kiln-Dried Square Edge Whitewood Common Boards instead of cutting plywood down for them.

{The pocket hole mounting technique is no joke. I sat two of my kids on the upper finished shelf just to prove to my wife they would support anything she put on them.}

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Around $10 each
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Standard nominal lumber
Finish Used
1 qt. 'Espresso' Satin Oil-Based Interior Stain and Polyurethane

Sanded very smooth hoping to match the existing cabinets. First coat ended up raising the grain out of the wood (moisture?) and making it rougher than expected. Lightly sanded with a 400 grit paper to knock down flat again and applied second coat. Glad I did, much smoother finish and almost perfectly matches the bath cabinets.
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