My tiny bathroom has less than 16 sq ft of room! Originally, my plan was to buy a commercial toilet. But as we saw how small the room was going to be we started looking at other options. Commercial composting toilets are pretty large to say the least! They usually sit higher and you almost need a stool to step up on whilst "doing the doo"! In fact I have seen a few tiny houses that did just that. Another thing we didnt like was the look of the crappers! They barely look like a toilet in a house and more like something from a space shuttle! The cost of them can be shocking also. I think the unit we were considering was around $900! On top of that you have to eat the shipping charges.
After weighing the pros and cons we decided to just build one (like everything else)! The idea was that if we built our own and it didn't turn out right then we didn't loose much. Plus, building one meant that it would match the rest of the bathroom.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
As with all builds these tools are just what I used. I'm sure some of the power tools could be substituted for a star-drive, swamp-swival, power shark, or simply a multi-tool! But, thats up to you.
- Table saw = for cutting wood on a table!
- Miter gauge
- Router or Dremel tool = for dremel-ling
- Drill = for drilling
- KregJig = for ........jigging!
- Pipe clamps = for clamping pipes! ( not really)
-Various hand tools
2- Edge glued panels 3/4"x16"x6' (I could have made the panels myself but didn't want to take the time)
1- 1/4" dowel rod
1- toilet seat kit (I probably could have built this but my sanding skills would have left splinters in my butt!)
2- 2" hinges
4- rubber feet (of some kind or another)
1- 5 gallon bucket
2 - little brass catches