Up Your Relaxation Game With This Simple, Pallet Board Bath Caddy : EP 020

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Hi, welcome to the Handyverse. Today we have
a super simple project for you. We are going to show you how we built this bath caddy just
out of stuff we had laying around the house. Stick with us. Ok, so the first thing you want to do is figure
out the length of your boards. So, I have already squared off the end of these but what
you want to do is put it against the far side. You can see here that we only have a narrow
lip on the other side. So, the best thing to do is just lay them in place. You want
to have at least a couple of inches of overlap where you can. I am going to put a mark here.
That gives us enough of a lip to hold on this end. This here, we only have a minimum amount.
So, we are just going to deal with it as it is. I put a mark here a couple of inches in.
I am just going to mark a square line across, so we know where to cut those boards. Then
with it still in place, we are going to mark underneath the boards as close as we can to
the edge to prevent the caddy from moving back and forth when it is in place. Just run
a pen or pencil along the bottom and that will tell you where you need to put the cross
pieces. Ok, so we have good marks on both boards. We are going to go down to the saw
and cut these off. Cut our cross pieces to length and drill holes here and here for our
drink holders. So, if you are paying close attention you
will notice that I changed the order of the boards from which I had it upstairs. Reason
being, I didn’t want to be trying to drill holes for the drink holders in line with the
nail holes here. So i just switched the boards. That also helps we avoid this big knot when
trying to drill through with the hole saw. So, the next step is to cut along where we
marked here to get the total length set. So now we are going to measure this width
for our cross pieces. In this case they should be 5.5 times 2 for 11 inches but I just want
to verify it. It looks like in my case here we are going to go with 11 3/16ths. It’s
pallet wood, it’s not going to be perfect. This is what I got for a hole saw, so that
is the size I’m going to make them. It probably could be a little bit smaller but I’m not
going to buy a special tool just for this. We are going to use what we have. This is
4 inch so it will fit within the width of the board. The important thing is, we are
going to drill through this board and the bottom will be covered with a cross piece
and that will be what your drink will sit on, or candle or whatever you are using. I don’t know if you can see here but I have
about a 3/8th of an inch lip here. That is going to sit on the inside of the tub. Cross
piece is going to be 5 ½ inches here so it’s going to fit in around this range. We want
our hole centered on that cross piece. So were are going to take 3/8th of an inch and
add it to the 2 ¾ inch that our cross piece entails. We want to measure in 3 1/8th inches
and find the center. So once you get that of course, you need to center it on this board
which would be 2 ¾ of an inch in. That is where we are drilling one hole. Now on this side we are going to come in 2
¾ of an inch from the line and then center it 2 ¾ of an inch this way. Now we drill
the hole. That was jumping around more than I would
like. So I clamped it down and I’m going to use two hands on the drill. So now you can get the idea of how these are
going to work. It makes it easier if you drill these beforehand because all we do now is
put our cross pieces on. It’s going to make the bottom of the hole for us. So I clamped those and drew a circle on it
so I can drill some pilot holes for the screws. That way I’m sure that I’m not drilling
into the open area when I install these cross pieces. This is one of those situations where I’m
just using what I have. All I have for 1 ¼ inch screws are drywall screws, so that is
what I’m using. Probably not the ideal but it is what it is. So we are going to add a
little glue, put them in place and screw them together. Now that we have screwed together, we want
to route the edges just to round them and make it smooth. Now we are going to sand, and then sand a
little bit more because the bathtub is not a place where you want to give yourself a splinter. Ok, so I have put on some pre-stain wood conditioner,
now it’s time to put on some stain. Now that it’s stained the color you want, you want to put a finish
on it. It’s going to be in a humid environment so you want to keep it protected as possible.
I am going to put 3 coats of polyurethane on it, on the top and bottom in order to seal
it. Perfect. Alright, that’s that. So, great
little project. A quick gift if you want to make a gift for somebody. And obviously it’s
simple but I’m going to put plans up for it anyways on the website. And if you like
it hit subscribe, hit like and we will see you in the next video.

 

10 Responses

  1. Handyverse

    October 22, 2017 3:16 pm

    We still have more boards leftover so if anyone has any other pallet board project suggestions, we'd love to hear them!

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  2. Mike M

    October 22, 2017 4:39 pm

    Nice work. I need to replace my tub before I build a tub shelf, but this is good for future reference right? Thanks again. Keep doing it. I have a similar house but I'm WAY behind you guys.

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  3. Sumo's Projects

    October 23, 2017 9:14 am

    Very nice, I’m leaning towards pallet wood a lot nowadays as long it’s safe for machining & as always a coating of something brings it to life, cheers 👍👍👍

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  4. Do And Brew - DIY

    February 9, 2018 12:58 am

    Great project man! Really liked the step by step video…you really break it down to simple steps and make it look easy! Liked and subbed!

    Reply
  5. ApfelAnni

    July 19, 2018 11:38 pm

    Omg, why does this video just have 2000 views? This is amazing!!! Thanks for this great idea!!

    Reply

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