Shower Bench

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Project by Lar posted 09-13-2013 03:21 PM 718 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench is made from Diamond Mangaris, most commonly used as a decking material. I did some research on the pros and cons of applying a finish (top coat like polyurethane) or penetrating oil versus leaving it unfinished in the shower surroundings. The feedback I got lead me to choose leaving it unfinished. The client is a friend, so I am sure I will get feedback on how that works out!

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#1 posted 09-13-2013 09:03 PM

I built one similar to this using Teak. I occasionally clean and retreat with Teak oil.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 09-14-2013 03:06 PM

Gotta make one of these for my wife. She always says she wants a shower bench.

-- If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.

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#3 posted 09-14-2013 03:18 PM


I just checked your shower bench out. Very nice. I also used Titebond III and stainless steel screws. How has it held up?

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#4 posted 09-14-2013 03:20 PM

Well, it’s certainly very attractive. I hope that it holds up well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 09-18-2013 01:30 PM

It looks great and well crafted. Like the design and the wood. I’m sure it will last long.

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