Asked on Jul 19, 2017

Trying to build a raised platform for my clawfoot bath tub- any ideas?

by Zacha
I have a clawfoot bathtub that doesn't fit in the space I want it to be in without raising it up about 8 inches off the floor. My floor is hard wood so I don't want anything to scratch that. I was thinking of a raised wood platform like when you DIY your own patio/deck. Any other ideas, I'd appreciate it.

  5 answers
  • Regardless of what you decide on it will need to be attached to the floor in some way just for safety reasons. Consider the weight of the tub itself, the tub filled with water, the tub with water and a person in it.

    • Zacha Zacha on Jul 19, 2017
      Exactly right, I want to keep the claw feet because that would bare the weight and then just some sort of safe platform to raise up the entire tub and feet.

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Jul 19, 2017
    Naomie is right. This link is about a cradel support you can make from 2 10" by 10" pieces of wood. If you have the room, a 12" by 12" would probably be best. If you are concerned about the floor, perhaps some scrap carpeting cut to the bottom shape, going in about 1" to hide it.

    If you wanted, you could also just make 2 cuts the length of the tub legs from side to side or front to back, and set the legs on top. I hope that helps.

  • Zacha Zacha on Jul 19, 2017
    I really want to keep the claw feet, this is going to defeat that purpose. I will submit a photo that show how it is right now. Thank you for answering and helping me find a good solution

  • Jason Walker Jason Walker on Jul 19, 2017
    diy app

  • Sor5195011 Sor5195011 on Jul 19, 2017
    here are some pictures of the tub and bathroom. Jason, what do you mean by diy app? I remember seeing a diy project of someone making a raised patio but I can't seem to find it. Any ideas help. Thank you all.