Originally Posted by ejcate
I am looking to set up a stand up shower for my clawfoot tub.
Pre-packaged kits are available, but they are RIDICULOUSLY expensive.
I have a fine faucet and handheld shower assembly, so all I need is a rod that encircles the whole tub (similar to the oval or D shaped setups) to hang the curtain on and some sort of holster for the handheld shower.
Why these kits are so expensive it beyond me. I am wondering if anyone out there has constructed their own shower curtain rods, and if so how they did it/what materials they used.
I wouldn't make one. By the time you get the rod bent, welded, plated, and get brackets for the ceiling, wall and shower head you'll be at big bucks to make it yourself. A quick google search found this at Home Depot's website http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...41&marketID=43
and this on amazon http://www.amazon.com/CLAWFOOT-SHOWE...2154782&sr=8-4
. Personally I like the one on Amazon better, and a couple hundred isn't a bad price at all