Anyone Ever Make A Wooden Toilet Seat?

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Forum topic by chazmonro posted 04-13-2008 11:39 PM 10574 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2008 11:39 PM

My sister in law says that wood toilet seats don’t get cold… she has a sensative posterier. She knows I work with wood from time to time so she was thinking I could make one… has anyone ever made one?


-- Chuck [Elgin, IL]

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#1 posted 04-13-2008 11:46 PM

Not me, but it sounds like a good challenge. Just be sure to sand it really well!

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#2 posted 04-13-2008 11:48 PM

Yorkshire Stewart is the LJ you need to talk to. Check this out

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-14-2008 01:21 AM

Charlie – This is a perfect place to use Martins new toy.

This is what Charlie was talking about:

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-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 04-14-2008 01:47 AM

I haven’t made any seats, but I have broken a few.

I do believe your sister in-law may be correct though: I did thing the wooden seat was more comforatable that the plastic seats you can buy.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 04-14-2008 01:59 AM

you can get one already made for cheaper than the wood costs at home depot or lowes. It would be a lot of shaping and carving to ge the ight shape on your own.

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 04-14-2008 11:39 PM

With careful measurements however you could custom fit it as opposed to buying a one-size-fits-all from the box store.

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#8 posted 04-14-2008 11:45 PM

Bill, I don’t think so… but thanks…


-- Chuck [Elgin, IL]

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#9 posted 04-15-2008 12:59 AM

Perhaps a picture is in order to get us started in Sketchup! <vbg>


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 04-15-2008 07:05 AM

FWIW I live at Lake Tahoe and as such there are lots of “rustic” style places here complete with wood toilet seats. In nearly every instance where I have seen one that failed it was one that used cross grain construction similar to that in the picture that GaryK posted. I have never seen one fail that was made up of a parallel glue up. I know that face frames are made up of cross grain (rail and stile) construction and they don’t fail in the same room so I have no explanation for why this might be. It is just an observation. Face frame construction seems to fail in this application and a tabletop like construction doesn’t. Interestingly enough the big boxes in Reno sell mostly the latter construction now.

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#11 posted 04-15-2008 10:30 PM

I saw one with an adapter so the toilet seat could be put onto a trailer hitch, so you could have the seat out in the woods.

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#12 posted 04-22-2008 01:02 AM

I hadn’t realised until just now that our throne was in the news. Thanks Charlie and Gary for the publicity! There are no signs of failure yet and I can honestly say it’s the most comfortable I’ve ever encountered, albeit a little on the heavy side.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#13 posted 04-22-2008 01:46 AM

I made one once. It was made out of ash. Because of the moisture issue it separated at the joints. I have one now that I bought at HD and it is laminated and it has no problem.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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