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Old 02-29-2016, 08:51 PM   #1
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Wood shower floor?


So, I'm wanting to do something a bit different. Maybe more than a bit different...


I've got a very odd size shower here at the beach and thought I would install a, raised just above the tile, slat wood floor. I have the same thong in the outdoor shower, although that just drains into a grave filled pit.

Teak, Cedar, Mahogany?


Thoughts and opinions?
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Cool idea. I'd go with teak, but I'm guessing you'll have a lot of slimy mold clinging to this on an indoor shower.
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Look at a wood called e-pay, ( probably spelled wrong), it is a brazilian hard wood that is very water and mold/ rot resistant, it ain't cheap, but quite attractive.


A good idea, I approve.



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Concur on the teak. Not sure about the mold--you might try putting the fan in there on a timer if it seems to be a problem.
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Look at a wood called e-pay, ( probably spelled wrong), it is a brazilian hard wood that is very water and mold/ rot resistant, it ain't cheap, but quite attractive.


A good idea, I approve.



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ipe. Just so we know.Nice wood and used on many decks.
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So, I'm wanting to do something a bit different. Maybe more than a bit different...


I've got a very odd size shower here at the beach and thought I would install a, raised just above the tile, slat wood floor. I have the same thong in the outdoor shower, although that just drains into a grave filled pit.

Teak, Cedar, Mahogany?


Thoughts and opinions?
will the wood be removable?
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will the wood be removable?

Yes,

I made the floor for the outdoor shower in the same manner using 1x1's to build a base frame, then 1x2's for the surface. This just lays on top of the base, which in this case will be the actual tile floor.

I really don't think it'll get any mold, as it will be able to dry out both top and bottom. But we'll see. Worst case, I have to lift it out, take it outside, pressure wash it and let it dry before laying it back in the shower.

The idea is that this will lend more to the "tropical" feel of the beach house bathroom. It will be just another tie in to the theme of the rest of the place (palms, pelicans, nautical, etc, etc.).

What the hell. It doesn't work out, I pull it out and the tile floor is still there.


Could I do it, I'd have a shower large enough for a palm tree and a hammock....
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Don't forget the cool breezes, open views , and Pina Coladas.

Then there's the giant Banana Spiders, Iguanas, and assorted creepy crawlies.


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If Western Red Cedar and/or Mahogany is available locally it would be a coin toss for me but I do favor Mahogany to work with when sawing, routing edges etc.

For small projects as in your instance where weather / moisture is related and I want a natural appearance rather than an opaque paint, I usually go for my old favorite, a coating of hot paraffin applied to all surfaces pre assembled. It may need a touch up in 4-5 years depending on exposure and use.

In lieu of a torch several other heat sources such as heat lamps, paint strippers etc. including the sun will work with similar results. I like the torch to judge the heat with because an occasional flame lets me know I have heat at its maximum.
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Don't forget the cool breezes, open views , and Pina Coladas.

Then there's the giant Banana Spiders, Iguanas, and assorted creepy crawlies.


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Cold Corona's for me, and there better not be any critters in my bathroom, other than me of course...



I see you're in Wyoming. Wife and I will be touring there in September,

Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, over to Big Horn, and then points south. Really looking forward to it...
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Yes,

I made the floor for the outdoor shower in the same manner using 1x1's to build a base frame, then 1x2's for the surface. This just lays on top of the base, which in this case will be the actual tile floor.

I really don't think it'll get any mold, as it will be able to dry out both top and bottom. But we'll see. Worst case, I have to lift it out, take it outside, pressure wash it and let it dry before laying it back in the shower.

The idea is that this will lend more to the "tropical" feel of the beach house bathroom. It will be just another tie in to the theme of the rest of the place (palms, pelicans, nautical, etc, etc.).

What the hell. It doesn't work out, I pull it out and the tile floor is still there.


Could I do it, I'd have a shower large enough for a palm tree and a hammock....
thats why I asked, if you can let it sit in the sun for a few hours, and then give it a coat of oil, that will work good..
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Cold Corona's for me, and there better not be any critters in my bathroom, other than me of course...



I see you're in Wyoming. Wife and I will be touring there in September,

Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, over to Big Horn, and then points south. Really looking forward to it...
Wyoming has some beautiful places to visit, You named some of them.

And many drab ugly spots too, but they just don't advertise it.

There is a place just east of me called HELLS HALF ACRE, that was used as a backdrop for that movie STARSHIP TROOPERS, I guess that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as I think that it is ugly.


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