5 Ideas for a Makeshift Bath Tray

For the bath enthusiasts among us, here are five favorite bath trays from the editors of Remodelista. Each one is made from found objects with the sole purpose of holding bath brushes and reading material.

Above: A simple DIY bath board made from an old wooden ironing board or plank of wood; photograph from La Maison Douce.

Above: A simple DIY board that offers a secure place for candles; from Design Sense.


Above: LA interior designer Michaela Scherrer uses a dried banana leaf in an eco-minimal master bath in Malibu.

Above L: Reclaimed wooden boards sit across a freestanding bathtub. Photograph of Jason Gnewikow and Jeff Madalena’s home via Design Sponge. Above R: A rough hewn bath plank via Martha Stewart Living.

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Richard A
Richard Aabout a year ago

Thanks for the DIY tips.

Renata B
Renata Babout a year ago

Interesting. Thank you.

Latoya Brookins
Latoya Brookins4 years ago

When I get my own place one of the first things I will do is take a relaxing bath with bottles of nice scented bath things, candles, and a bath tray with a book and a few other items on it.

Latoya Brookins
Latoya Brookins4 years ago

I've actually never just relaxed in a bathtub.

I haven't even had a bath (it's been strictly showering) since I was a kid.

Ernie Miller
william Miller4 years ago

good ideas

Patty B.
Patty B4 years ago

I am still looking for a weathered board to do that.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago


Amy R.
Past Member 4 years ago

love if i had a tub.

Kath P.
Kath P4 years ago

All quite beautiful. Not too sure if the banana leaf would stay upright.

Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago

I like the rustic destressed look.