|Project by snowdog||posted 10-31-2008 04:50 PM||3838 views||1 time favorited||21 comments|
Ok so this is butcher job. Some days they call me Joe the plumber, today I am Joe the butcher (btw my name is really Joe).
My Mom and Dad wanted to come for Thanksgiving but were worried about being able to get in and out of the shower. They stayed at my home before and really had trouble getting in and out of the shower. He is 80 and she is 72. We have 3 bathrooms in my house and I am planning on changing two of them next year.. So I figured (being the deep tinker that I am :) I might as well make it as comfortable as I could for them. You see my solution, turn a bath tub into a walk in shower.
I used pine, I wish I could have found some redwood or cedar but that is hard to find here. I polyurethaned the wood and siliconed it in place. The tub is about 15 years old so the fiberglass is very thick and very stable even after it was cut. I am not expecting this to last more than a few months but I am betting it would last a very long time.
In the first pic you see my trying to be crafty but I had some trouble getting the inside and outside to line up. Too many curves, bad knees and I just didn’t care enough since this is really a temporary solution, hence the straight cuts in the next picture.
So what do you think? :) Feel free to tell me I am crazy
-- "so much to learn and so little time"..