My house is very small. It was built in 1921 and has survived multiple large Southern California earthquakes. It's long history of being a rental in a quake zone has imparted some...quirks into the architecture. There are many impractical built in units that don't really provide adequate storage for anything modern. (Like the shallow cupboard that is built between two studs in the wall, low to the ground - what?!)
In my never-ending want to create more ways to store stuff in my tiny sardine can of a living space, I decide to build this over-the-toilet shelving unit for my bathroom.
Working with PVC is a cinch. It's like affordable structural tinker toys. The pipe is cheap, and you can get some really cool fittings from companies like Formufit.
The top is detachable from the base and could be used as a plant shelf or bookshelf for when I move out of this little place. (I like to change neighborhoods and apartments every few years, the joys of renting!)
For this project I used the following: