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Old 09-24-2009, 02:22 PM   #21
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:39 PM   #22
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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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Old 09-25-2009, 08:54 AM   #23
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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, 02:42 PM   #24
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Cedar

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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Old 12-15-2009, 06:03 PM   #27
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Thanks. I am anxious to see how well it holds up to travel and use.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:22 PM   #28
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Looks really good..
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:39 PM   #29
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Looks great! You are doing a fab job on your trailer.

Do you have any photos that show the top part of the new shower? Also, why did you feel you needed the plastic-covered screws? Did you not think that the glue would have enough holding power?
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I used glue as well as the screws but because the wooden walls are floating paneling, only the cross-members can be glued and I was worried that traveling and shifting may cause the glue to pull away as well as steam/heat over time from shower. I am always going overboard with stuff like this though so maybe didn't need them.

As far as pictures of the top, this one was before putting the silcone sealer on (and that is a clear plastic bag in the basin):



Here is a close-up of the top after the sealer. I still need to put the mounts for a curtain rod.


Here is a before shot. Wife made me promise that the wallpaper was going :

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Beautiful, just great! And, you answered my last question: you're going to put a shower curtain on the door. And I imagine that's a light fixture on the ceiling?

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Yup. That was the light fixture in the shower when we got her. I just cleaned it up a bit. Not sure if it is original but it is bright and works great. Once I get a shower curtain and rod attached, I may put a board across the top of the entry into the shower, depending on whether it needs it for a finished look or not.

There was an aftermarket plastic light in the hall right outside that shower wall that broke when I tried to remove it. I am going to make a custom light using the insides of the broke one. Frame it in pine and get a translucent plastic sheet and cut for the "lens" or cover.
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That's really odd. Seeing the before and after pictures, the shower head appears to be different. I didn't replace it either... The original photo was from the PO so I guess he replaced it at some point after the photos.

I also need to find the ring part of the thing that holds the flexible water pipe for the shower head to the wall. I have the mount that bolts to the wall but only a threaded bolt is sticking out. If anyone has a close-up shot of the hold-back mount, it would be great to see. May try to make one if I can't track one down.
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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:






What did you use as the shower pan? I am looking to replace my yellow shower pan with a white one but I can seem to find it in that Seat style configuration.

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What did you use as the shower pan? I am looking to replace my yellow shower pan with a white one but I can seem to find it in that Seat style configuration.

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I could not find a suitable replacement shower pan either. I considered fabricating one from stainless steel but decided to try reusing the original pan first. It was quite yellowed as you described yours. I sanded it and applied two coats of marine two part epoxy hull paint. That was ten years ago and it has held up beautifully.
Good luck with your project!


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