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Shelf dilemma, no suitable in the bathroom

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Shelf dilemma, no suitable in the bathroom

So I did a little work in the bathroom and would like to put a couple shelfs over the toilet to store stuff.
The problem is that I only have one stud on the wall that is behind the toilet.
The other one to the left is behind a big mirror and on the right is behind structure

So what do folks do in situations like this to get a couple shelfs that are sturdy enough to store stuff?
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HammerJoe wrote: So I did a little work in the bathroom and would like to put a couple shelfs over the toilet to store stuff.
The problem is that I only have one stud on the wall that is behind the toilet.
The other one to the left is behind a big mirror and on the right is behind structure

So what do folks do in situations like this to get a couple shelfs that are sturdy enough to store stuff?
We put some IKEA shelves up for sort of display/storage items when we redid my daughters bathroom and I screwed into the stud twice then a bunch of wall anchors. Our toilet is close enough to the corner that the shelves go up against the other wall and I figured if I had to I could use a small angle bracket there, but its been 2 years and so far no bracket needed. Stupid cats use them as a ladder to the window and they are not skinny.
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In a bathroom ...

You could always look at hanging shelves off a cross bar
https://www.homedepot.com/p/ClosetMaid- ... /100136597

Or ...
Hang up a cabinet
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RiverRidge- ... /204671811

Or...
Just forget about the whole wall issue
And getting a stand alone over the toilet cabinet

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RiverRidge- ... /204671830

(Handy for stowing stuff you don’t want seen ... or exposed to toilet flush splash)
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