Free DIY Plans to Build an Ayana Bath Storage Caddy

07.13.11 By //
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I thought we might switch gears for just a bit while I am working on some other very exciting and pretty big projects! I think this storage caddy would be fabulous in a bathroom, on a desk, in the kitchen…and the list goes on! The original is build from Teak, but if that is an expensive choice, an alternative might be cedar or redwood for high water areas or perhaps give your finished product a wax coating to seal it and protect it from water damage.


Tape Measure


Jig Saw

Kreg Jig – optional but definitely recommended

  • 1 – 2×2 at 6'
  • 1 – 1×4 at 6'
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6'
  • 1/4 sheet of 1/2″ Plywood
  • 1 1/4″ Wood Screws
  • 2 ” Wood screws
  • 2″ Finish Nails (optional and can use screws instead)
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Sanding Supplies
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List 
  • 2 – 2×2 at 32″ Legs
  • 2 – 1×4 at 9 3/4″ Sides of Bottom Shelf
  • 2 – 1×4 at 8″ Front and Back Bottom Shelf
  • 4 – 1×2 at 9 3/4″ Sides of Upper Shelves
  • 4 – 1×2 at 8″ Front and Back of Upper Shelves
  • 3 – 1/2″ Ply at 9 3/4″ x6 1/2″ Bottoms

Tack on the front of each shelf using 1 1/4″ Screws or 2″ Finish Nails and glue. If using screws be sure to countersink.

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Step 1 

Cut all 3 Bottom Panels to Size, along with the legs and shelf sides. Fasten the Shelf Sides to the Bottoms using 1 1/4″ Wood Screws and glue. Then fasten each Shelf to the Legs using 2″ Screws.

Step 2

Step 2 

Tack on the front of each shelf using 1 1/4″ Screws or 2″ Finish Nails and glue. If using screws be sure to countersink.

Finishing Instructions 

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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