The Stunning DIY That’ll Turn Your Toilet Into A Lovely Throne
To make your tray, first, take a slim plank of wood and place it on top of the lid so you can trace out the shape with a pencil, as shown in the TikTok. Toilet tank lids come in many shapes, so this will ensure you carve out a tray that fits yours exactly. The creator used a miter saw, a table saw, and a jigsaw to cut out and perfect the shape, then he cut out a small, thin piece of wood to add to the back of the cutout to secure it behind the lid. Next, he wiped down the piece to raise the grain so he could sand it well. He stained it to match the wood ceiling in his bathroom, applied a protective finish, and let it cure overnight. Then, he added a small flower pot, a candle, and a lamp to the tray.
In a YouTube video, another DIY enthusiast demonstrates making a tray that also doubles as a cover for the tank. A double-purpose board like this needs more layers, so he added boards to the first cutout, glued them on, and then sanded them down to match the first board’s shape. Then, he proceeded with the staining.