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Outdoor Shower Plans & Materials List

Here's what you need for this DIY project
By Mike Wilkus
Published: July 26, 2013
EDITOR'S NOTE: In the October 2013 issue, Mike Wilkus told the story of how he built an outdoor shower despite his wife's reservations ("Outdoor Shower: Challenge Accepted!"). Here, he shares the plans and materials list for his successful DIY project.
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(4) concrete deck-post pads
(5) 2x6x4" for base frame
(12) 2x4x4' for base floor
(4) 4x4x5' for corner column
(4) aluminum or copper caps for 4x4's

(42) 1x4x4' for screen walls on 3 sides 

Shower Mast:
(2) 2x4x8' for shower mast
(2) 2x4x4' for cantilevered shower head support
Misc. boards from scraps for added details

CPVC piping – approximately 18' of 3/4" pipe
(4) 90-degree elbows
(1) "T" connector
(3) threaded connectors for hose and shower head
(2) valves for hot and cold water controls
Rain-style shower head
Glue and prime
Garden hose for hot and cold water (Length depends on how far away the shower is from the cabin and how close your wife wants it if she will use it!)
Hose valves at cabin and interior piping connections

Additional Items:
Deck screws
Shower rod and curtain – if your wife wants it!
Nautical beverage holders
Towel hooks
Soap holder
Bark chips for path
Gravel (for drainage under shower)

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