DIY Spa Bathtub Tray

6 Materials
2 Hours

Guys, it’s winter, let’s cozy up! Nice soaps, bubbles, bath bombs, essential oils… And a DIY bathtub tray for the inevitable book 🙂

This bath caddy has simple lines and is very easy to make, provided you have a few power tools. The tassel detail is functional as it lets you hang the tray while it dries if needed or for storage. Check out my blog post if you want an in-depth tutorial!

All you need to start is a wood plank!

Using a jigsaw (or even a handsaw if you prefer), cut the lumber into the following pieces:

  • The main tray piece is 31″ by 6″ (measure your bathtub to ensure this is a suitable length for you)
  • Two pieces 6″ by 0.5″

Using a drill, make a hole in one corner, about 1″ from the sides.

Next, sand the large piece, along the sides and all corners, to make sure the tray is smooth and rounded. Sand the smaller pieces too without making the angles so round, just sand away any splinters.

Stain and protect your wood before assembling the pieces. To attach the small pieces onto the main tray, I recommend you go and measure your bathtub to ensure the tray will fit properly. For my tub, I was able to place the small pieces 6″ from the ends of the tray.

When you have measured and traced where to place your small pieces to fit your bathtub, apply some wood glue and press them on the tray.

To finish, make a large tassel with some cotton cord and slide it through the drilled hole.

Your bathtub tray is ready for some serious relaxing. Make a nice cup of green tea, pick your favorite soap, grab a good book and sit back…

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  • Elkcip Elkcip on Jan 19, 2021

    Curious on whether this same principle would work for a bench seat. Anyone tried it?

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