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Engraved bath caddy

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A personalised bath caddy was made from an old table top with space for tealight candles, an iPad, wine glass and bottle.



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The project

My daughter asked if I could build a bath caddy as a gift for a housemate who spends a considerable amount of time in the tub.

This was originally a dining table top that I picked up at an auction. I cut it on the table saw and joined two of the thicker 40mm edge panels together with PVA glue and biscuits. It is 900mm wide and 240mm deep.


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I drew up the design in CNC software and carved a slot for an iPad, recessed pockets for tealight candles and a wine bottle and also a cut out for a wine glass. I engraved a rose design on the left and also a monogram of the recipient's initials NPW.


I first sanded the original finish back to bare timber.

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I stained it and sprayed with five coats of clear lacquer, then waxed and buffed it with my homemade furniture wax for additional protection from water splashes.

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While I have the luxury of owning a CNC router, this project could quite easily be achieved with a handheld router (without the engraving).

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To prevent the bath caddy sliding around, there are two strips of rubber on the underside where the shelf makes contacts with the bath.


How to make a timber bath caddy


A bath caddy is the perfect addition to any bathroom, giving you a place to put everything you could need within arm's reach. Make your own timber bath tray following these step-by-step instructions: How To Make a Timber Bath Caddy.




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