Redwood Shower Bench

Submitted by lwarteman on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 08:33

I wanted to build a small shower bench. I used the Providence Bench Plans and just made it a bit smaller with a few adjustments. This bench is 35" long and 18" tall. I did not use the cross supports on the bottom because it was so short. Also, you will see that I turned the bottom stretcher and side supports flat/horizontal. I put the screws for the seat boards through the top down just because this was the easiest way for me to do it. The plans did not show in detail how to attach the seat boards from the underside. It just said "finally, the seat boards." I guess they probably used a pocket jig. I bought a pocket jig and used it in the couple of places, but this was my first time using it. I used brown, coated decking screws in the places I did not use the pocket screws. This was my first attempt at building anything and my first time to use a pocket jig. I used a natural wood stain and Behr Weather-Proofing since it will be in a wet area.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$20
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Redwood
Finish Used
Behr All-in-One Stain and Weatherproofing in Cedar Naturaltone (No. 5533). Because this is going to be in a wet area, I put 2 coats on and let each one dry 12-24 hours in between and before getting wet.
Required Skill Level
Beginner