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Old 03-26-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Shower seat dimensions

I need to build a corner shower seat and am having to work around a tile design somewhat. So I was wondering if you guys had a prefered or minimum dimension for a corner seat that you work with that enables a person to actually sit on the seat. Thanks.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:44 PM   #2
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Fig,

The bench height when finished should be 17" from the shower floor to the top of the bench.

Normal depth is 12" as most people don't sit all the way back on a shower bench and only use the edge. You can make the bench deeper if the shower users are ...um... ehhh... need more room to work with.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:46 PM   #3
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depends on the person sitting I guess.
maybe 3 blocks and a cap. 26"? are the caps 2"? cant remember.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:47 PM   #4
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I like Paul's better. mine seemed high
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:52 PM   #5
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This one was about 20" radius if I remember correctly. I'd cut a chunk of plywood and set it in there on a bucket or something to make sure that it fits their, um, needs.

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and 'comfort height' or accessible toilets are 18-20" high, chairs about 18".
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When building a monolithic corner bench, I generally use two cinder blocks plus a 2" solid concrete "cap" piece....and then fill the triangular corners with mason mix and rip-rap. Mud it all to plumb and slant the top a tad.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:57 PM   #7
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I believe most of mine finish out about 20 inches high. For a corner seat, I try to make the front a minimum of 24 inches across. I make them out of 4x8x16 concrete blocks, two 8 inch blocks tall and another one flat on top of them.
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For corner seats I make the front a minimum of 30 in. across. I'm in the school that says a person should actually be able to sit on the seat if they want to.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:52 PM   #9
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Like John we go a bit larger..on the "square sides" we make them 24"..I forget the measurement on the front edge..but it's the same as a 24x24 tile tip to tip..we often make them larger as folks seem to like a bit more room.
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You guys are great! Thanks so much I appreciate it as always. I will be building it out of 2x4's and cbu and then Kerdi.

THANKS!
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man, you guys got some large customers

I go 17" out from corner and the front is 24" for small bench/seat.
and 20" out from corner and the front is 28" for larger benches
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:35 PM   #12
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I'll move this over here to the Advice forum, Figaro, on accounta lots of DIYers wanna know the same thing, eh?

I, too, like the 30" across the front on corner benches, and about 17" in finished height.

I generally invite the customer to sit on a dining room chair or other such sitting area and see what's most comfortable for them. Then match that.

The large size Better Bench seems just right when most of my customers have had an opportunity to sit on one.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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the better benches are:

17 x 17 x 24
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