How to correctly Build a Shower Bench – by

By Grover Koelpin 10 comments

Okay, with this shower bench, we want to
make sure that there is no movement. So, we’re going to liquid now use liquid
now and every connection and grabber screws. We do not use nails in this kind
of construction where you want it permanent and no movement, we want to
become one unit here. We want to have backing for the
sheetrock, the pork piece of sheetrock that will
come here, and then, we want to have backing for the sheetrock to tie in
along here. This board will be about right there, for backing for the
sheetrock and the course will have boards right here, here to make sure this
has a slope angle out towards the edge here, so the water runs off so we’ll
continue on. Now, you guys, the beautiful thing about
the Truguard vapor shield system is that you install this before any of the work
you do, you install it before you do the membrane. With the other systems, they put
the shower pin in and do it, put the backer board and then they build this on
the inside, creating possible leaks and puncturing there their rubber shower pans.
This, we do everything before all the structural before, and then, we’re going
to put on the outside layer. We come in a sheetrock it, we’re going to put on the
outside layer is where we’ll put the thin set mortar and the vapor shield,
keeping it all waterproof, all the way out on the very front, after all of the
works done, so this is not going anywhere, guys. This is looking really good. That is one solid baby, that is one solid
seat there sit on relax sit and relax, when you’re in the shower, shave your
legs. Alright, so the floor will be up about an inch and a half. This will be
about 20 inches total, 18 to 20 inches is how high you want your, your seat to be.
And at 20″, if you’re a taller person. Some people will go higher if they’re really
tall, but the normal six foot person, about 20 inches less than that. Shorter
people about 18 inches, as a normal home house chair is 18 inches. So, all right,
you guys I’ve got to put a block here in here and we are good to go. All right,
we’ve got our hardy board cut to put on the front and on the top, so we’re going
to go ahead and do that. Again, liquid now is it’s critical to
keep. All right, I got this fits in there, good,
it’s in there great. We’re going to simply scrape that, right there, our line, then you have it, a beautiful solid shower


Joseph Guidera

Feb 2, 2016, 5:37 am Reply

that shower bench is a joke.

Scott Fiocchi

Jul 7, 2016, 1:57 pm Reply

Finally, someone who isn't so in love with their own voice that they make a 5 minute How to last 30 minutes.. Excellent how to!

Whitney Stoutimore

Oct 10, 2016, 11:49 pm Reply

Thank you for this video! Great tutorial. Not sure if this is a lost cause, but our contractor already had the shower pan put it, and is now stumped on how to create a very small corner bench with one of the walls being an exterior wall, and one being a half-wall. Any thoughts on how this could be done? Thanks for any help you can give!

Bob Ross

Apr 4, 2018, 1:24 am Reply

Why do you need liquid nails if you are using screws? Also, how do you determine the slope needed for the top of the seat? It looks like you attached some backing a bit higher than the seat, to create the slope. But wouldn't the wood need to be tapered in a way that makes the attachment of the cement board flush? About to build one at my home, thanks for the video and the help!!!

Rudy Castro

Apr 4, 2018, 7:30 pm Reply

That bench is too small for my big butt. Looks more like somewhere to put your soap on. You didn't even fit comfortably.

Carmelina Rosinski

Aug 8, 2018, 4:11 pm Reply

so i made it too . just by using woodprix woodworking plans 🙂

Top Notch

Aug 8, 2018, 4:37 am Reply

I don't know what to say .. I just don't


Nov 11, 2018, 8:18 pm Reply

Why didn't you slope the bench to mitigate water accumulation?


Nov 11, 2018, 7:15 pm Reply

Very nice job! I'm looking to emulate this but with a slightly larger seating area. Not to be critical at all, but why did you hardiboard it BEFORE the rubber shower pan liner? In other words… i can't see what you would do with this after you put the shower pan liner in? Did you put a second hardiboard after the rubber shower pan liner? If so, is that really necessary? Because one does not do that with the other walls of the shower.


Mar 3, 2019, 1:09 am Reply

Sheetrock in a shower wall ? Say what ?

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