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There are a number of ways to build floating shelves, so this is just one of the options you can take, but I happen to think it’s the easiest. Why? Because you build a box out of wood and then just attach it to the wall. It makes it easy to build the box entirely separately and then just quickly throw it up on the wall.
I used a miter saw to make 45 degree angle cuts on the corners of my wood. I used 1″x3″ pine to make a shelf that was 2 1/2 feet wide and 8 inches deep. I was careful to make sure they didn’t stick out further than the toilet bowl itself.
Next I used 1/4″ thick plywood boards and cut them to be the top and bottom of the box. I attached one of them to the box using brad nails to serve as the bottom of the box.
Once I had the structure of the boxes put together, I painted them and the other piece of board that would serve as the top of the shelf.
Next comes the easy part. This is why I used this method for the shelves. I lined them up where they needed to go and used four wood screws to attach each shelf to the studs.
After both the shelves were up, I used wood glue to attach the top board to each and then clamped them down. 
Suggested materials:
  • 1x3" pine
  • Screws
  • Plywood
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Morgan McBride
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