Ipe bath platform

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Just completed making a bath platform made using Ipe. The platform measures 24” wide and 54” long. I made this to inset into a shower stall to elevate the floor to accommodate a shower wheel chair. I needed a material that would be rot resistant and Ipe fit the bill perfectly. The top slats are secured to 2 running rails underneath with # 8 stainless steel screws, and finished off with 3/4” rubber feet underneath. Not to many problems building other than burning up a few drill bits on all of the pilot holes but all in all I’m pretty happy with the final product. Thanks for checking it out. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

-- Chris

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#1 posted 498 days ago

Nice build : )
I’m used to seeing Ipe in a much darker color. Is this Sapwood by any chance ?

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#2 posted 498 days ago


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#3 posted 498 days ago

Neat and practical solution


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#4 posted 498 days ago

Looks to be sap wood. The supply was decking material that I had ripped down to size and routed down the ripped edges to match the factory edge.

-- Chris

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#5 posted 498 days ago

A real beauty, and super functional. Love Ipe….

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#6 posted 497 days ago

Nice looking bath platform!

I’ve seen other projects similar to this, where they were teak, and used in place of a shower mat. I like the concept of a teak shower mat, but am curious how absorbant they are, and if they’re really worth it in the real world.

Any feedback as to how your project works in practice is greatly appreciated!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 497 days ago

Sure will. I’ll let you know.

-- Chris

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#8 posted 495 days ago

Like it. Beautiful and functional build. Well done bath platform!

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#9 posted 495 days ago

Good build,but it doesn’t look like any Ipe I’ve ever seen

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