Salon Design

How to Create Your Own Pedicure Platform

Elevating clients for feet-focused services generally improves nail tech ergonomics, as you don’t have to hunch over to do close-up work. And building your own set-up means you can design and decorate it however you want. (Hello, purple paint and glitter!) 

FOR THE PLATFORM AND STEPS:

Materials:
> (1) 4’x8’ sheet of 3/4” interior grade plywood
> (2) 8’ lengths of 4”x4” posts
> (6) 8’ 2”x4” boards
> 1 box of 3” deck screws
> 1 box of 1 ½” deck screws
> 1 quart paint
> (optional) glitter
> 24-oz. Mod Podge (two coats)
> 144”x 17.5” fabric for skirting for platform
> 168” x 9” fabric for skirting for steps
> 9 yards wide stiff ribbon for platform and steps
> (optional) 9 yards beaded fringe
> felt pads for under the legs

Tools:
> saw
> power screwdriver
> tape measure
> paintbrushes
> staple gun

FOR THE FOOT CARTS:

Materials:
> (2) 1”x6”x14” boards
> (2) 14”x20” leather sheets
> (2) 2”x6”x14” foam
> (8) IKEA Capita 8.5” high cabinet legs
> (2) IKEA Odda nightstands
> machine screws, washers & nuts

Tools:
> staple gun
> spray adhesive
> power screwdriver
> drill

TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER:

Materials:
> (2) IKEA Poäng chairs
> (2) FootsieBath pedicure basins
> (2) UV lights for gel toes

Tools:
> 3” carriage bolts and washers
> drill
> scissors

Next page: Step-by-step instructions



Keywords:   ergonomic furnishings     FootsieBath     IKEA     pedicure areas     pedicure equipment  



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