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Old 10-13-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Floating teak shower bench

Hi all!

I want a floating teak slat shower bench in my en-suite, similar to the one in the image (minus the hinge dealio). Do any of you have a source for hidden post type support brackets? It will be on a "free" wall, so no opportunity to brace it in a corner.

Any ideas would be muchly appreciated!

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Normally they are lag bolted into the blocking, no ?
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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I suppose this would be a permanent bench , Adriana .

Custom built frame -- similar to suspended toilet -- would give you a better chance of having a floating bench -- supported only with hidden tubing -- . Size of tubing should reflect a safe weight margin.
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I did some floating shelves home. I used large lag bolts, drove into studs, cut off heads. Drilled slightly larger holes into wood, put some glue, slided onto bolts. I sat on it to test it, no problem..
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Those shower benches are seeing all kind of '' testing '' .........
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Oh, sigh, Roberto...

Yes, it will be permanent and will have a twin brother that will "carry on" on the other side of the glass divider. Grand ideas, I know...

Figured there might be something in existence already. Did not really want to have something fabricated, but will probably have to. Biggest thing is that I do not want to see a triangle type bracing underneath. That would be too easy, OK?

I have naked walls right now (no drywall or anything, in case your mind wandered again ) so anything is technically possible.
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Based on what yer describing, I'd be gettin something that carries through the glass area fabbed outa SS.
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I was trying to be thorough , Adriana .

I prefer the stone benches more than the wood ones -- I know, cold to the touch is an issue -- , but I did a floating bench with Bianco Royale with flat bars inserts ......... short story , after few months it did start to move . It did feel solid at first , but we had to support it -- adding 2 vertical pieces -- with the same material to the floor . The flat bars do not work , without the triangle concept .

You would have to design -- fabricate -- the supports independent of the wood wall structure ..... meaning you don't want the bench stress to have a '' pulling '' effect on the wood members .
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