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Old 09-24-2009, 09:22 AM   #15
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Other Options and considerations

If you really want wood your best bet is probably:
WEST SYSTEM EPOXY
They have products that are very good at penetrating into wood for a better bond. They are also very water resistant.

But, I agree the problem you will continue to fight is swelling of the wood from any moisture getting in. No matter what you do water will eventually get in, especially in a hot, humid, confined shower area. The wood will expand and contract and ANY finish you put on will not move at the same rate as the wood. That will eventually cause the finish coating to separate from the wood. The best way to solve this is to make sure the back side is well ventilated, not an easy task on a shower install.
Another consideration, it is important to finish/seal the back side as well as the front. If this is not done then the back-side well swell more than the front-side and you will get cupping: back ( front. This is true for any wood finishing project (cabinets, counter-tops, any interior walls, etc.)

If you really want the wood-look without the hassles, you could look into a wood grain "Formica" counter top type product.

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Old 09-24-2009, 12:09 PM   #16
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I used white Formica to cover the walls in my shower. I built a shower this way years ago in a bus conversion very sucessfully. The advantage is that you can use the same material on the curved outside wall and on the flat plywood wall. You can see a picture of my shower in progress at this thread http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...wer-49425.html

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Old 09-24-2009, 01:54 PM   #17
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We used stainless steel...

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:08 PM   #18
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This is what our shower looks like. The only part that is the shower surround is the one with the shelves on it, the other flat panels are dry erase board all fastened with contact cement after the vinyl was peeled from the partitions, the curved part is painted with POR 15 brilliant white and the shower pan with POR 15 also.

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:14 PM   #19
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We used stainless steel...

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That looks nice Shari. Really clean looking.



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Old 09-24-2009, 03:08 PM   #20
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In the kitchen and bath business we do not recommend wood in a shower . What I have seen is clear core acrylic laminates for the wall’s you would get a look that will wow anyone who see’s it the color’s are great and some are wood look alike and it is suitable for shower stall’s. It is .060 thick the exposed edges can be polished to join at the wall. I would recommend axiom silicone we use it in the solid surface business it is made to join none porous surfaces like corian and one again the colors are great when it comes to calking we apply the caulk in a descent bead then we spray with Windex and wipe with a wilsonart laminate chip that you can get at any home center it will leave a perfect cove and make you look like a pro . attached are the links to the products I have spoke of. In all projects cost get’s to be an issue. but my motto has always been Quality doesn’t cost it pays!
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:22 PM   #21
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Thanks everyone for your responses. The link and pictures look really good on all of them. I have definately been steered clear of using wood as the wall for the shower as the concerns you all mentioned have been running through my mind with no good solutions (although the clear surround does sound interesting). I walked in with one idea and I am walking away with about 10 more! I do like the stainless steel look Sheri but financially, I need to rein myself in some... :/
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I do like the stainless steel look Sheri but financially, I need to rein myself in some... :/
I don't know the cost of the other materials you are considering, but as a point of reference, the stainless for the walls was about $225.

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Old 12-14-2009, 03:42 PM   #24
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I'm considering replacing my shower curtain with a wood/glass door. I'm planning to use cedar as it is readily available and native here in TX and very weather proof (people use it as decking, fencing, etc) for the frame and frosted glass for the panel.

I think if you used a very rot resistant wood, you could get away with using it on the walls (with some sort of a coating) as long as the boards stopped before the bottom and therefore weren't continually soaked. You could consider putting a deck in the bottom: Cedar Shower Deck: Hygiene at L.L.Bean

Just a thought.

Do people think a wood door is crazy?
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I decided to go away from the wood for the shower walls. I was worried about getting it sealed well enough in such a moist area. I ended up going a similar route as HappyCampers using a PVC shower board (1/4") from Home Depot as the barrier between walls and shower stall. I used screws with plastic grommet type things with caps to mount and 100% silicone to seal the PVC board.

Here are some photos of how it turned out:





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Your shower is beautiful. great work!
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Thanks. I am anxious to see how well it holds up to travel and use.
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Looks really good..
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