i need help on a way to secure plywood for laying on over the bathtub, the far side has only 1/4" curved and tile wall Answered
I need to do a medical procedure and I want to get it out of my bedroom.
I salvaged some 3/4 inch plywood and need to find a way to securely attach the
plywood temporarily for the procedure and then be able to quickly take apart and store for 2 days latter
I realized that working with the smaller plywood pieces was better for my spine.
Once I do a couple of procedures I will see if I need to attach them together with a quick release hinge or plate. I need to lie down and need to be able to work the water controls ,so I will leave a space open by the controls and spigot . I can put a pillow there if I need to.
I also found out by accident that the home depot orange buckets are almost the perfect size for use as stabilizer columns, with lids or a shim underneath and filled with water, they would make great stable columns. So that really helps.
The problem I need help with, is every time I think I found the answer a day later
I realize it wont work. I am not a carpenter. I need to secure the plywood on the far side of the bath tub so I don’t have a flip over or collapse into tub.
The far wall has ¼ inch of curved bathtub and then the tile wall.
I think I need to make a wedge device to keep the board into the tiles and not let them shift or back out.
The buckets maybe enough, but I have to move my body a lot during the procedure and don't want to take chances. 2 of the boards have 4 inches overhang on the bathtubs entry side, The lip for the bathtub in that side is I think 4 or 6 inches wide so plenty of support for the plywood. I have 4 inches extra overhang , I could cut that off . Or if it would be better attach some quick release wood for legs or even 2 inch PVC pipe if I could figure out an attachment with quick release. I was thinking of attaching a board perpendicular to the plywood to fit in the tub and keeping the plywood from shifting, and maybe a wooden wedge and notch system to push the board against the wall and keep it from backing out or shifting. I just had a brainstorm , put wooden perpendicular strips on both sides of the plywood . If exact and with the pails it maybe non shifting. Someone would have to help me with how to measure correctly, as my measuring skills are horrible. I may have a tool that would carry the measurement over. I did get a book on my new kindle that is all about measurement tricks, but I have not had time to even load it up