Introduction: Portable Bathroom Shelf


The need for a portable bathroom shelf arises when there is no space to keep the toiletries in a washroom. Such problem becomes more prominent in a hostel with common washrooms.
This shelf is a portable, light weight , small and a utilitarian shelf that solves multiple purposes to store one's toiletries. One can also store other stuff like stationary, a mobile phone power bank, charger , small portable speakers and the list goes on . This makes the shelf as a one stop solution for storing small stuff . Anyone who has a tendency to lose small articles like pens can also find the shelf useful.

Materials and Tools Used

  • Soft wood
  • Ply wood
  • Plain mirror
  • Nails
  • Fevicol SH (Adhesive)
  • Filer
  • Wood bidding
  • Saw
  • Slotting machine
  • Drill machine
  • Screwdriver
  • Sand paper
  • Iron jack plane
  • Mallet
  • Carpentry vice
  • Steel rod
  • Aluminiuim brackets


(All dimensions in cm)

  • Back panel(27*25)
  • Front panel(25*15)
  • Bottom (13*25)

Difficulty- Easy

Time taken :6 easy hours

Step 1: Choosing the Type of Wood

  • The shelf had to be light weight to enhance its portability hence a light ply wood was selected for the body structure .

Step 2: Cutting Into Pieces

  • The wood was cut into the required dimensions using an electric hand cutter and a saw.
  • The wood pieces were finished using a filer.

Step 3: Slotting and Drilling

  • Slotting and drilling were performed on the specific wood pieces.
  • Slotting was done to accommodate the soap and mirror.
  • Drilling was done to accommodate the water outlet.

Step 4: Setting Up the Shelf

  • The shelf was set up using nails and a hammer. To further strengthen the shelf , an adhesive called fevicol was used.

Step 5: Adding Accessories and Finishing

  • The mirror , the back handle were added into the shelf. The handle provides versatility as it helps to place the shelf over door frames , railings etc.
  • Wood Varnish was applied to the whole body to make it more appealing.

Step 6: