Teak Shower Bench

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Project by Skylark53 posted 1151 days ago 3813 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t seen a lot of these here on LJs, but I do think I got the general idea from someone here and now I do not recall and cannot find who to credit. Let me know if you’ve seen one similar; I’m happy to give credit where its deserved. I chose to go with the simpler, flat seat-not contoured. I used all African Teak in 3/4” stock (after planing). I was sorta concerned about it being sturdy enough, but no longer concerned about that. For the top and the lower shelf, I used a tongue and groove, glued up with Titebond III. used stainless steel screws, hidden with plugs I made from the Teak. I finished with Teak oil and buffing. This is still a test for me, not ever using Titebond III in such a wet area, so my fingers are crossed.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#1 posted 1151 days ago

Nice work! Joinery looks good and tight, I’d think between TBIII and the screws you should be set.

-- John

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#2 posted 1151 days ago

Great job – I wouldn’t have any fear of TB III – As long as you got rid of the teak oil film prior to glueup.

That is a real nice design!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#3 posted 1151 days ago

Rick well done buddy! Looks great! I really like the top with the rounded ends on the slats. The finish is great as well. I dont think you will have any trouble with the Titebond 3 I use this all the time and love it. I have started using the West System Epoxy more though, figure they use it on boats so it must be good right? LOL

Enjoy! Nice post.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 1151 days ago

Great work & design. That teak sure looks nice.

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#5 posted 123 days ago

Nice job. :-)
I was led here from FloridaArt's project. Another fave. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#6 posted 123 days ago

This is excellent! I was going to use teak on mine, but the price at my local supplier was sky high. So I settled on cypress. I think you should be good with the Titebond III. I’ve used that glue before with good results for an outdoor project. In my version of the bathroom bench I used no glue! Everything is held together with the pocket screws. This will be going in a “semi-wet” area. It will sit on the other side of the bathroom from the shower.

Did you put some kind of “feet” under your legs? I figured in the bathroom there is likelihood of water spills on the tile floor, and I really didn’t want my bench legs to soak up all that water into the end-grain. At first I thought teflon or plastic “glides” would be fine, but I also don’t want the bench sliding around when trying to sit on it. So I selected the rubber feet, which screw on. Unfortunately my local Ace Hardware only carries rubber feet in white. I would have preferred brown, but it’s a pretty minor thing.

Thank you for sharing the link to your project from my project. Maybe our two benches will inspire other woodworkers to make one. Actually they are kind of fun to make and most of the dimensions are not critical.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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