A relaxing bath is one of life’s most glorious treasures. Adding a bath tray with a book rest makes it even better.
I have seen a ton of bath trays roaming around Pinterest, but I wanted one I could prop a book or magazine on. There is nothing better than slipping into a hot tub with a cold drink and a good read at the end of a long day, am I right?
You’ve heard me say it a million times, but the reason I love to DIY is making things exactly how I want them with a custom fit. This project is just one more example of DIY perfection.
Space your two long boards enough that the book board can rest between them at a slight angle. Secure the two cross braces toward the middle of the tray, close enough together to support the book board. I used a touch of wood glue and screws.
Be sure to protect your bath tub by adding a soft layer of adhesive felt to the back of your bath caddy. This prevents scratching if the bath tray slides on your tub. (lesson learned from a project I did in my kitchen!)
My bath tray is versatile in the fact that I can use the book board to prop up reading material, take it away or lay it flat for a larger tray area. Versatility is always a bonus. I got some good mileage out of my new creation this weekend as I soaked in an Oatmeal bath to sooth the crazy hives and swelling I got from the weird skin allergies I have. This time I think a new hair product was the culprit. Massive antihistamines and steroids are in the works as we speak! Yuck! But at least my bath was extra fancy 🙂
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Two long boards
One square sheet of wood
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