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This DIY bath tray will make your bath even more heavenly. Functional and beautiful all wrapped into one.

DIY Stained Wood Bath Tray

If you’re anything like me, bath time is one of the best parts of the day. I love my bath so much that I bring my computer with me to the bath and work sometimes. No shame in my bath game! It has got to a point though where I’m a little nervous I’m going to seriously damage my pretty expensive electronics. So, to resolve this issue, I made a DIY bath tray! It only cost me about $10 and made my bath even that much more enjoyable.

 

Materials for the Bath Tray
Instructions

Start by measuring your bath tub. Mine was 41″. When I bought my lumber I had the nice man at Lowe’s cut it for me.

I then sanded my wood plank with my Ryobi sander. I used 60 grit then 120 grit sand paper.

This DIY bath tray will make your bath even more heavenly. Functional and beautiful all wrapped into one.

Then, I stained my plank according to the instructions on the can. I only did one coat. I definitely could have done two but I wanted the grain to show through pretty well.

This DIY bath tray will make your bath even more heavenly. Functional and beautiful all wrapped into one.

After, I let it dry overnight (let’s be honest I actually had my baby the day after I stained it so I let it dry for about 4 days after it was left out in the rain. Oops. It still turned out though so I’m ok with it!)

Seal your stain with a stain sealer. I used a spray because that was the easiest for me. I did two coats on each side.

I superglued some cabinet pulls on the top. You could screw them in if you want but I was trying to limit the power tools because I’m lazy.

This DIY bath tray will make your bath even more heavenly. Functional and beautiful all wrapped into one. This DIY bath tray will make your bath even more heavenly. Functional and beautiful all wrapped into one.

Stick the grippers on the bottom. I don’t really know if this is totally necessary but I wanted to protect my tub as much as possible. The board was not really slipping around though as it is quite heavy!

This DIY bath tray will make your bath even more heavenly. Functional and beautiful all wrapped into one.

Now you can hang out and relax in your bath while you read, drink some tea, or maybe get some work done.

This DIY bath tray will make your bath even more heavenly. Functional and beautiful all wrapped into one.

 

 

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