Shower Bench

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Project by Lar posted 09-13-2013 03:21 PM 1248 views 4 times favorited 6 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. - Ecclesiastes 10:10

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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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#6 posted 10-11-2014 07:41 PM


Love your shower bench. Did the TITEBOND III and SS screws with plugs hold up? What oil finish did you use and how often do you need to retreat with finish?

Great signature block, Brother!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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