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Old 06-15-2015, 08:42 AM   #1
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stacked ply toilet project

I've had an idea in my head for awhile and think today will be a chance to get started. I have a lot of leftover countertop made from 3/4" plywood with a strong laminate layer. I plan to cut several "0" shaped pieces to stack. They will be each a little different in size and angle cut so they form a smooth transition to each other. It will come together to be the toilet.
The following is a vase made of plywood stacked to give you and idea of the finish I am looking for.

Luckily the plywood I have is void-free 7ply.
If it turns out the way I think, great. If not, it was a fun project.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:47 AM   #2
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If it turns out looking anything like that vase, it'd be too pretty to use

I can't wait to see it!
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:53 AM   #3
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very creative but idk if wood is something that would make a good toilet.
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very creative but idk if wood is something that would make a good toilet.
I agree with this 100%.

Coating it with plastic inside and out may keep it from absorbing anything fowl.

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Old 06-15-2015, 07:15 PM   #5
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Yes i agree you dont want any more fowl smells. My wife and I used the old 5 gal bucket in a box toilet for 4 years while living in our teepee. We plan on using the same one in our bus and being able to put a lid on the bucket is nice when in transportation. It keeps all those smells in the bucket.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:13 PM   #6
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lmlwao!! I meant that the creation would house the bucket. I should have included that note. I have the seat-lid (store bought) to use for the template for the top area and the base is completed. The base is 2x6s that are laid flat, angle cut on the ends and joined to form a donut base. This was then marked and a large hole cut to accept the bottom of the bucket. From this base form up to the top template will be stacked ply with the hole to accept the bucket etc.
Dang, I wish it wasn't mid 90s with high humidity today! I started at 8:30am and within 15 mins. I was drenched and came back in the house to cool down. I did get some pallets separated for the wood to finish the shelf in the entry.
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...mid 90s with high humidity today!
Sounds like a typical Spring day in Houston. The Summer is just as humid...but hotter. And rust forms faster than paint dries in this climate.
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:37 PM   #8
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Sounds like a typical Spring day in Houston. The Summer is just as humid...but hotter. And rust forms faster than paint dries in this climate.
Heat index here today: 105. It's not even August yet
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The past week has been miserable, HolyBus.
For the first time since the project started, I'm considering getting a shop fan or two.
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Think "Squirrel Cage". Mine is quite literally...a life saver.
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