Good Questions: Covered Tub as Storage Surface?

Good Questions: Covered Tub as Storage Surface?

leslie
Sep 12, 2006
AT, I have a second full bath that rarely gets used and the tub in it never gets used. Currently the room is used as a utility closet due to lack of a real one. I want to know if there is anything I can get, or easily make, to cover the tub to provide a solid surface to then store things on. This would be better than my current solution of storing things in the tub. The tub is your typical small apartment sized tub, surrounded by tile walls on three sides. I could just get a piece of plywood cut to size but I thought there might be a better and/or nicer solution. I'm also concerned that the tub will become a breeding ground for mold and mildew underneath whatever it is I put on it. Any ideas on avoiding this would be appreciated too. TIA, Paul

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Paul, We can't think of another solution offhand. Of course, staining or painting the plywood and putting an edging on it would make it look better. If you only use the bathroom as a closet, then we wouldn't think there would be problems with mold or mildew -- but you could cut holes in the wood to allow some air to circulate. Other ideas, ATers?
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