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Old 09-28-2017, 05:38 AM  
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Floating Shower Bench Seat


Has anyone installed a floating type bench shower seat. I really don't like the box type.

This first one I guess you just build it into the framing but other (2) look like they are floating.....maybe fasten back inside the wall.


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These corner ones are probably the simplest and cheapest.

Google goof proof shower seat.
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I think you could have all kinds of trouble with that, from re enforcing the studs to waterproofing and movement over years of use. Not sure what would be done on the underside. Drip edges and cleaning. I would leave that wheel for others to invent.
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i am sure those (not the small corner seat) have a very sturdy metal frame.
you want to play, you got to pay ....
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i am sure those (not the small corner seat) have a very sturdy metal frame.
you want to play, you got to pay ....
I think I'm going to ask around for someone to make me some stainless steel custom brackets or online

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I think I'm going to ask around for someone to make me some stainless steel custom brackets or online

If you could get a real good attachment to the stud, 200 lbs sitting on the seat will have some leverage and the studs will bend the grout will crack and the wall will leak and the wood will rot.

You have much more homework to do before you solve the last problem.

First problem is what weight you could attach to a stud and how to stop the stud from bending.
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If you could get a real good attachment to the stud, 200 lbs sitting on the seat will have some leverage and the studs will bend the grout will crack and the wall will leak and the wood will rot.

You have much more homework to do before you solve the last problem.

First problem is what weight you could attach to a stud and how to stop the stud from bending.
Well I'm a fat old man and I'm sure those are all valid points but I'm sure with some thought I can overcome these challenges ahead
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Well I'm a fat old man and I'm sure those are all valid points but I'm sure with some thought I can overcome these challenges ahead
I think the brackets almost have to screw to the side of studs and go floor to ceiling.

Then sealing around the bracket in the shower would be next, would it be best hidden inside shelf.
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that bracket would be a start.
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I think the brackets almost have to screw to the side of studs and go floor to ceiling.

Then sealing around the bracket in the shower would be next, would it be best hidden inside shelf.
I contacted a stainless steel fabrication shop to fabricate a seat to span the distance of the shower and rest on the framing, hopefully this will be the answer.
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I never tried installing it but by seeing the marble one in the image, will surely try now. Is there any better options?
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