Adding a Shower Bench

Our master shower is very large, approximately 43 inches wide by 7 feet long.

The built-in, tiled shower bench is on the inside wall of the master shower.
The built-in tiled shower bench is on the inside wall of the master shower.
There is a built-in tiled bench on the inside wall of the shower.
This is a convenient place to keep shower supplies.

We have a built-in bench on the water wall side which has become the repository for our body washes, shampoos, and conditioners. Charlie and I each have our own stash.

The bench came in 4 pieces with bolts and an Allen wrench.
The bench came in 4 pieces with bolts and an Allen wrench.

So to keep the area more streamlined I purchased a 30-inch teak bench for the opposite side of the shower.

The bench fit together easily and was held together with bolts which were snugged up with an Allen wrench.
The bench fit together easily and was held together with bolts which were snugged up with an Allen wrench.

I made sure to find one with a shelf under the seat.

The bench fits nicely at the end of the master shower.
The bench fits nicely at the end of the master shower.

Since the shower is large the towels hanging on the bar on the wall and the items on the teak bench stay dry even while the shower is in use.

The bottom of the bench has adjustable rubber feet that stabilize it on the tile.
The bottom of the bench has adjustable rubber feet that stabilize it on the tile.

This is a perfect place to lay a terry robe and store a few extra towels.

In the master bathroom we are still waiting:

  • to have the sinks installed.

    The sinks still need water flow.
    The sinks still need water flow.
  • to touch up the paint.

    A smear of quickset on the wall between the shower glass and vanity.
    A smear of quickset on the wall between the shower glass and vanity.
  • to paint the trim.

    The baseboard needs to be caulked and painted.
    The baseboard needs to be caulked and painted.
  • to hang mirrors.

    This antique mirror would look great over Charlie's sink.
    This antique mirror would look great over Charlie’s my sink.
  • to hang more towel bars.

    We need additional towel bars throughout the room.
    We need additional towel bars throughout the room.
  • to hang lighting fixtures.

    Master bathroom vanity pendants.
    Master bathroom vanity pendants.
  • Trim round window.

    The round window has special preformed trim that must be painted then installed.
    The round window has special preformed trim that must be painted then installed.

Some projects seem endless.

What’s your endless project?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Adding a Shower Bench”

  1. What a beautiful teak bench–nice lines (the seat looks curved). My endless project: repairing the plaster on the living room walls. In fact, I was just thinking of a post about that!

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