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Old 08-27-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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My husband and I are redoing our bathroom. We want to totally gut it and start from scratch. Since we have never seen anything pre-fabricated that is in our budget that we like... we have been thinking of hiring someone to come in and build our tub/shower with no pre fabricated parts.... just wood and tile... lots of tile!! Is this possible?? Or are we just asking for trouble with leaking... mildew...etc. ???

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it absolutly can be done...with the right craftsman doing it...cheaper,i doubt it

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A hand built tiled shower floor pan cost lots more than a pre-made shower base--

There are some beautiful cast bases available---check and see if you have a cast marble counter top manufacturer near by. They are the ones that make them.---Mike--
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This would be cheaper than a store bought tub. Before you laugh, I've actually seen one of these in a bathroom. A hand built tile tub, maybe in a Kennedy house.
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Jim,You have inspired me!!!!!

I need to re do my bathroom---I have a horse trough --Bingo!
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