Cedar Shower Bench

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Project by brianarice posted 07-02-2012 02:31 AM 9076 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After several strong hints from my wife I made this bench for her to place in our shower. The bench is made from cedar and is 12 inches deep, 44 inches wide and 16 inches tall. The top has an inset tray for shower items (i.e. soap, shampoo, etc.) and the lower shelf holds whatever didn’t fit on the tray. The fun part on this one was the staggered size plank top and shelf top. There are about 5 different size planks and they are spaced 1/4 inch apart. Everything has rounded edges and eventually covered with a clear waterproof sealer.

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#1 posted 07-02-2012 04:10 AM

That was a very smart idea from your wife, and a great build from you…looks great

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-02-2012 08:56 AM

Very Nice Indeed!!

-- Your Assertiveness Training Is Beginning To Interfere With My Anger Management!

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#3 posted 07-02-2012 05:36 PM

That’s a cool idea.

I know cedar has natural properties that slow rotting and water damage, but I would imagine in a shower situation it will rarely ever fully dry so you’d still want something really waterproof.

What are you using for a topcoat? Marine varnish?

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 01:46 AM

Really nice looking bench, thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 07-03-2012 01:52 AM

Great project. Nicely done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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