Feet don’t fail me now!
I got the following message from a gentleman in Canada a few days ago:
A friend has offered to sell me a used 6 foot long clawfoot tub for $100 but it doesn’t have any feet. Any suggestions on where to find some and how to install them?
Here is my response:
If the tub is missing feet I would venture to guess that it will probably need a lot more work. The first thing I’d do would be to make sure there’s not a leak in the tub as that can be a costly repair… easily more trouble and time than you would invest in a new tub without these types of problems.
If you are set on this tub though as a 6 ft tub is somewhat unusual you may be able to work with a set of clawfoot like this:
Clawfoot Tubs Black Cast Aluminum, Clawfoot Tub Feet Aluminum Black set of 4
Well, the next think I know, I received a notification from a blog that I follow covering a cool group of folks that save and restore architectural materials. They had this to say on the subject:
Unfortunately, finding a set of feet to fit a vintage claw-foot tub is going to be difficult. There are literally dozens of different designs for mounting feet to tubs. While we normally do have some loose feet, it is rare that we have a matching set of four. And even more rare that those would be the exact match to your footless tub. – you can read the rest of the post here.
So it appears my northern friend’s $100 tub could end up being even a bigger hassle than I’d originally thought. Hope this helps someone out there.
It’s not an impossible task to find a new set of feet for your clawfoot tub but it’s also not going to be easy.