Tools: Tape measurer, pencil, dust mask, jigsaw, electric drill, wall anchors, wood glue, hammer and panel pins, scissors, hammer and screwdriver.
Skill level: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours
Type: Storage solution
- Each shelf consists of five pieces in all. Measure, mark out, and (while wearing a dust mask), cut to size the following pieces of fiber-board: two pieces, 100 x 70mm (4 x 2.75 inches), for the sides; one piece, 380 x 124 mm, for the top; two pieces, 380 x 70 mm, for the front and back of the shelf.
- Holding the back piece against the wall, drill two holes through the fiberboard and into the wall. Remove the fiberboard and insert wall anchors into the drilled holes in the wall. Now attach the side, front and top pieces to the back piece using wood glue and panel pins.
- Cut a piece of beech-effect sticky-backed plastic 600 x 124mm. Peel off the adhesive backing and stick across the top and side panels, tucking neatly under the side edges of the shelf to finish off. Gently smooth out any air bubbles using a clean cloth. Cut another piece 380 x 70mm, peel off the backing and stick carefully on to the front panel of the shelf.
- Hold the back of the shelf in position against the wall and screw tightly in place using a small screwdriver.
Good idea: During a remodel, fix cup hooks to the bottom of the shelf and use for hanging face cloths, wash bags and loofahs. Sticky-backed plastic comes in some great finishes so you can be as bold or subtle as you like to tie in with your room scheme.