Published on May 2nd, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker4
Non-gratuitously priced AND sturdy over-the-toilet storage
Materials: HYLLIS. Optional: bed risers/wood blocks, paint, extra fasteners/lashing materials
Description: The $15 HYLLIS shelf always looked too flimsy to be very useful, but it’s surprisingly sturdy.
1. Assemble HYLLIS using only the top 2-3 shelves, depending on the height of your toilet and whether or not you use risers to elevate the HYLLIS
2. Place HYLLIS over the toilet, securing to risers via glue or lashing materials
3. Using one of the remaining shelves, screw the shelf in to the two rear unit legs so that the shelf goes behind the toilet (this is only possible with certain plumbing configurations – our plumbing goes into the floor, so it is possible, but yours may go in to the wall behind the toilet, possibly making it impossible to add this stability bar without using tin snips to cut the shelf, which may decrease its stabilizing abilities). The shelf will be vertical, and aligned flush with the rear unit legs.
4. Optional- stabilize the shelf to the wall. Our HYLLIS was stable enough and not tippy at all, so we deemed this step unnecessary.
~ AJE, Ann Arbor, MI