Wooden Squatty Potty

Submitted by Ana White on Sun, 01/22/2017 - 22:27
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Wooden squatty potty plans - free diy tutorial by ANA-WHITE.com

UPDATE: The squatty potty has been built by Love Saturday!

Perfect with a leaning bathroom shelf ladder!

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Have you guys had a chance to check out our most recent video?

 

 

We had alot of fun building a squatty potty for the composting toilet, and - go ahead and chuckle at me - I'm kinda getting why the squatty potty is such a thing now.

Just in case any of you want to build one too, I thought I'd share a more in depth tutorial than the video provides - 

 

 

I used a 1x10 board and a 1x8 scrap to build this squatty potty.  You can find 1x boards in the "whitewood" or pine section at your local home improvement store.

 

 

The easiest way to cut is with a miter saw or chop saw, but you can also cut the wood with a circular saw (or even the jigsaw or handsaw).  If using a handheld saw, clamping a guide to the board to help you cut straight can really help.

 

 

I used a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig to build my squatty potty, but you can use other joinery methods like wood screws or even nails with hidden brackets.  For the pocket hole jig, just set it to the 3/4" setting and drill pocket holes along top edge of the sides.

 

 

Once the pocket holes are drilled, I then attached the sides from underneath to the top with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue.

 

 

I then scribed the toilet on to the board with a pencil.

 

 

To cut out, I use a jigsaw, and cut out half of the arched area, slightly larger than the pencil marks.

 

 

Then I took the half I cut out and used it as a pattern for the other half.

 

 

Then, you guessed it - I cut the other side out with the jigsaw.

 

 

Then I fit the squatty potty over the toilet to make sure it works.

 

 

Once I was happy with the fit, I used a sander to sand the jigsaw cut edges smooth.

 

 

For the support piece, I drilled 3/4" pocket holes along the top and side edges.

 

 

And then I attach the front support ot the top and sides with pocket hole screws and wood glue.

 

 

After a quick sanding, I brushed on Watco Danish Oil in Dark Walnut.  I love Danish Oil because it is a one step stain and sealant, perfect for projects like this, and goes on even with not streaking or blotchiness.  I even wrote a post about how to apply Danish Oil and when to use it (and not) here.

 

 

I think it turned out pretty great!

 

What do you think?

 

XO Ana

 

PS - Stay tuned!  We are hoping to finish this tiny house this week, and share with you a reveal video!  You can subscribe here to get notified when the video goes live.

 

Preparation

Shopping List

1 - 1x10 @ 4 feet long

1 - 1x8 @ 2 feet long

Common Materials
Cut List

1 - 1x10 @ 24" long - top

2 - 1x10 @ 8-1/4" long - sides (can be made shorter or taller for different height squatty potty)

1 - 1x8 @ 22-1/2" long - front support (can also be a 1x6 or 1x4)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Jigsaw
Miter Saw
Power Sander

Comments

Sheed-N-Bran

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 11:00

Hey there Ana.  Cheers from Cleveland, OH.  Are those vinyl planks you used for the flooring, like in the MOMPlex?

Thanks

Sheed-N-Bran

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:59

Thanx so much.  It looks great in that room.  How has the MOMPlex floor held up so far.  I'm assuming good because you are using the same brand here of vinyl planks here.  The randomn widths make it even more realistic looking.

Sheed