I added a floating shelf in this one toilet cove (that’s a weird name for this space, don’t you think?) and I was planning on adding more, but since I’m also still planning on doing the rest of the planking , I will have to wait until that’s done to add a shelf below, if I decide to do that.
Floating shelves are not hard at all. Just make an “E” out of 2×2’s. I measured the length of the space and cut the back piece that length. Then I cut the adjacent pieces about 6″ long and screwed them into that first piece. I recommend using pocket screws for this but I was lazy and just screwed screws into the back…it actually ends up being more work that way and not as strong so I don’t recommend it.
Screw your letter E to the studs in the wall. Then nail a 1×10 piece of wood to the top and a 1×4 to the front. You can add 1/4″ plywood to the bottom if you want but the 1×4 hangs low enough you can’t really notice the underside unless you are looking for it. I had it there at first but then I realized I forgot a screw so I had to take it back off and didn’t put it back on.
Once it was all put together, I taped off the walls and stained it Minwax Early American. Then I placed a cute basket with some white washcloths in it as well as a jar of soaps and some other trinkets. I love having this shelf for some extra storage. I could probably also store a basket of toilet paper or something there.