Crafted from a rough sawn piece of live edge lumber, this simple tray brings convenience and tranquility to your relaxing soak. We visited a local sawmill to get this 3' long, 3" thick piece of live edge spruce.
- These instructions are for a free-standing claw-foot bath tub; if you have a standard drop-in or alcove tub, just size the wood so that it's wide enough to rest on the bath tub deck and skip to step #2.
- Cut the piece of lumber to a size that's 4-6" longer than the width of your tub
- Mark in from each side half the extra length you added to the tub's width minus a 1/4", for a little extra space.
- Measure the width of your tub walls, add a 1/2" and make another mark in from your other two marks.
- Adjust the depth stop on your sliding compound mitre saw so that the blade will only cut into half the width of the wood.
- Lining the saw blade up to the first outside mark, make a cut, then slide the lumber in about 1/8" and make another cut. Continue this until you reach the inside mark, then do the same to the other side of the wood.
- Using a wide wood chisel, clean up your cuts a little and sand smooth.