The plans are for the squarish model in the photos on this page.
“I am a believer, and I built this toilet about five months ago, and have been using it continuously since.” Kit Laughlin, Australia
“Thank you so much for providing an affordable way to have a squatting platform, & for the pride of having built it myself. I've been perching on toilet rims for close to two months, and in that time, I rid myself of an inguinal hernia that I was told only surgery would fix.”
G. T. (USA)
“I actually had so much fun building my own personal custom Lillipad today, I might just build my friend one as a gift. After buying the plans around noon (1st test flight was around 7 PM this evening) and it works like a charm!
Well done and thanks again!”
Have a read here first to see if the DIY plans are a good option for you to build your own squatting platform — otherwise click home above and look at the Lillipad Squatting Platform.
The homemade squatting plans enable customization of the footpad angle, height and width.
The printable PDF file includes, plans, timber selection advice, measuring advise to customize your squatting platform, a helpful step-by-step guide and woodworking tips.
I have made the plans as simple as possible. Experienced woodworkers will be able to make improvements as they see fit.
Please note that some stores offer a cutting service and will be able to cut your wood to your measurements.
If you feel daunted by a lack of skill, equipment or space, I suggest asking someone capable to build it for you. They may already have the materials and it may only take them an hour or two to make.
Either way, you will need to measure your toilet as outlined in the squatting platform plans.
Will a squatting platform fit my toilet and bathroom?
The wall in front of the toilet should be no closer than 300 mm (12 in.), and the wall to the side of the toilet, no closer than 120 mm (5 in.)
Check that the floor around the base of the toilet is flat, to ensure that the squatting platform has a stable footing.
Work on a solid, flat surface with good lighting. It will take about two hours to make the squatting platform, once materials and tools are gathered.
You will need a sharp handsaw, sandpaper (150 grit), wood plane (optional), pencil, ruler, drill, 4.5 mm and 2.5 mm drill bits, 20 x 45 mm (1 ¾ in.) long wood-screws, a square, screwdriver (to fit the wood-screws), wood glue, filler to fill the head of the screws (optional). To finish your squatting platform you can use wood oil, polyurethane or paint.