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Learn how to make a bath caddy to perfectly fit your bath at home!

You will need minimal materials and Selleys Aquadhere Exterior means no need for any screws!

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
5 Hours

What You Need

Tools and Materials

  • Jigsaw
  • Hand or Mitre Saw
  • Selleys Aquadhere Exterior
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Sandpaper/Sander
  • Clear water proof varnish
  • Timber 
  • Half Dowel
  • Clamps x 4
  • Scrap timber to create equal gaps between slats
  • Painters tape
  • Safety glasses and gloves

How To

Measure and cut

  1. Measure width as well as lip of bath
  2. Measure and cut all timber then sand all pieces until smooth. You will need 2 x arms, 2 x sides, x slats, device holder x 3, half dowel x 5
  3. Trace curve onto the arm pieces and cut with the jigsaw (This is so the tray won’t slip into the bath)
  4. Piece together the bath caddy so you can visualize where everything will go and you can check all your measurements

Assemble your frame

  1. Apply Selleys Aquadhere Exterior to both sides of the cross section and attach to the arms and clamp. Adhesive should be applied liberally to one surface only when bonding to two surfaces together. [NOTE: Use the first base slat at either end glued along the underside of the cross brace and at each end onto the underside of the arms to act as a squaring brace. This should effectively hold the structure firm.]
  2. Allow to dry for 24 hours
  3. Once dry, turn frame upside down and place slats on the base using your scrap timber for equal gaps.

  4. Apply Selleys Aquadhere Exterior to the first piece and clamp into place. Add in your scrap timber as a spacer for the gap, and add your second slat.

  5. Apply adhesive to each side on both sides and tape into place to hold. Continue until all slats are in place [NOTE: The Slats should each be clamped as soon as they are glued otherwise they will star to dry too early. Using tape will not provide enough clamping force.]

  6. Once all slats have been glued, lay a piece of timber on each side running along the length and clamp in 4 places to hold down all pieces flat. Please note: You may need to check your slat gaps if they have moved around at all.

  7. Allow to dry for 24 hours. Maximum strength is usually achieved in 24hours by may take longer in cold or damp conditions or with dense timbers.


Create your device holder

  1. Assemble all 3 cut pieces together like I have done here, apply adhesive to joining sections and clamp. Clamp or add weights. Allow to dry for 24 hours and do not add stress to the joints during this time
  2. Once dry apply adhesive to base of device holder and attach to the top of the bath caddy where you would like it to sit. Clamp or add weight to get maximum bond strength.

  3. Finish with varnish of choice

  4. Allow to dry. Your bath caddy is now ready to use! Run your bath, light a candle pour a wine and enjoy your new bath caddy for ultimate relaxation.

Products

Selleys Aquadhere Exterior

Selleys Aquadhere Exterior produces bonds stronger than most woods and is weatherproof, so it is excellent for exterior projects.

Selleys Aquadhere Interior

Selleys Aquadhere Interior is a high quality interior PVA wood glue that is suitable for everything from woodwork to craft.


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