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Build a Wood Shower Surround

Bath, Construction How-To, Remodeling January 5, 2017 Sonia


For our Kohler shower control,

I installed the bracket and added clear latex caulk to the top and sides to shed water.

To cover the top edge of the wood shower, I ripped a thin batten from a piece of Southern Yellow Pine just thick enough (about 3/8-in.) to butt into the corner blocks flush. A few dabs of clear caulk and some brads hold it in place.

Finish

The finish is always what you see and feel. I love a natural wood look, but I also love the way wood feels when it is painted. And I doubly love it when it becomes one of my wife Theresa’s rippin’ artworks.

She did an ombre effect on this shower, which lets the natural feel of the wood ripple through the color while adding a distinctly masculine, sophisticated look that goes hand-in-(work)-glove with the entire space.

Get creative to put a personal stamp on your project.

A sink vanity and shelving made of reclaimed lumber maintained the rustic decor of the man-cave bathroom.

A sink vanity and shelving made of reclaimed lumber maintained the rustic decor of the man-cave bathroom.

I made a steel shower caddy and a countertop made of reclaimed lumber to maintain a rugged look throughout the man-cave bathroom.

Waterproofing measures are always important in a bathroom, because water problems can come form unexpected places.

Waterproofing measures are always important in a bathroom, because water problems can come form unexpected places.

Editor’s Note: Mark Clement is a carpenter and co-host of the MyFixitUpLife show.