Outdoor Shower Plans & Materials List
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Outdoor Shower Plans & Materials List

All the plans and materials you need to successfully build your own outdoor shower.

Written by Mike Wilkus
Photography by Mike Wilkus
Outdoor Shower: Challenge Accepted!
Photo Credit: Mike Wilkus

In the October 2013 issue, Mike Wilkus told the story of how he built an outdoor shower despite his wife's reservations (click here for the story). Here, he shares the plans and materials list for his successful DIY project.


  • (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
  • Soap
  • Gravel (for drainage under shower)

Outdoor Shower Plan


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