Asked on Feb 21, 2020

How can I cover my bathtub so I can use it for storage?

FlipturnLucky Home TodayMichelle Leslie


14 answers
  • T R
    on Feb 22, 2020

    Hi, Timaree,

    Can you explain a little more what you are trying to do exactly?

  • Timaree Fajdetich
    on Feb 23, 2020

    i dont use my bathtub and want to use it for storing things in it.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Feb 23, 2020

    Hi Timaree,

    Why not just add a piece of board at a suitable thickness in one or two or three pieces. Add a knob front and back so it/they can be removed for access easily. Either fill as is with stuff or add suitable boxes for the job! Best wishes.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir
    on Feb 23, 2020

    What items do you want to store in the tub?

  • Janice
    on Feb 23, 2020

    Measure the size of your tube and have one of the home improvement stores cut 1/2 or 3/4" plywood to fit. You can paint it the same color as your tub or whatever pleases you. You can also sit lightweight rattan or metal bookshelves on top if you don't need to access what you've stored very often. A friend of mine did this and she changes out the "theme" every few months because she simply doesn't need the bathtub in one particular bathroom.

  • Redcatcec
    on Feb 23, 2020

    A large piece of wood cut to size would give you a nice flat surface over the tub. You might be able to attach it to a wall with hinges for raising and lowering. A handle or 2 might make the lid easier to move.

  • Timaree Fajdetich
    on Feb 23, 2020

    thank you sounds good

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Feb 24, 2020

    An easy way would be to box it in with wood. The wooden frame can slide over the bathtub closing it off.

  • Betsy
    on Feb 24, 2020

    Hi Timaree: You could get a piece of 1/4" plywood cut to the size of the tub area, wall to wall and front to back, but at least 1/4 inch wider so you have a lip at the front to lift the lid and maybe 1/8" or so narrower to allow for lifting. Then, make a frame on the 2 sides and the back walls using 1x1 boards the size you need for the opening, attached to the wall by screws on the studs and on the front, glue another board to the tub, as a frame. On the piece you want to use as the top, attach a hinge, piano or other type hinge, on the back, and then attach this to the back frame board. You can, at this point, sand the front to take off the rough front edge. Then, paint or make a padded top for the cover. If you want this to handle extra weight, then I'd use 1/2" plywood. This isn't very hard, but attaching the lid could be cumbersome, and you could use some help doing this. Good luck

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Feb 25, 2020

    Yes 1/2-3/4” plywood won’t warp immediately and you can stack things on it, to some degree.

  • Michelle Leslie
    on Feb 27, 2020

    Hi Timaree, if your bathtub is right next to the wall, you can add a piece of wood, cut into sections, on top. The wood pieces can be attached to the wall with hinges to make it easir to open and close. One large section may be difficult to lift up.

  • Flipturn
    20 minutes ago

    For anyone deciding to make a cover to a bathtub similar design to the photo above (with the taps still protruding) the hardware can simply be removed, the water lines clamped, and the holes capped off. This would result in a totally flat accessible storage space. If someone else desires to use the tub as a bathtub at some point in the future, simply reinstall the tap set again.

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