Logs chopped from logs are gradually receding into the past, unable to compete with light, modern, inexpensive materials, but the steam room and furniture are necessarily made of wood. Only this material is able to create a special healing atmosphere in the bath and provide comfortable conditions. If you want to save, then try to make a bench for a bath. Since its design is very simple, a bench for a bath with your own hands can be made without a special tool, and a thing created by yourself can always be better than a purchased one.
What wood to choose
To the material for the benches in the bath there are strict requirements:
It would seem that coniferous sorts of wood are suitable for a bath: larch, pine, cedar, but they have a significant drawback, which excludes use for steam room furniture. When heated, resin appears on the surface of the boards, such excretions leave burns on the skin, so moisture-resistant coniferous wood is used for benches in the break room or in the washing room.
Lipa has become a favorite among materials for furniture in the steam room: it is easy to handle, resistant to water and heat, it smells good. Aspen is also good, but over time the wood begins to rot from the inside. Oak does not cause any complaints - this material has solid advantages, only its cost is high. You can make benches from other types of wood: maple, poplar, birch.
Before making benches in the bath, you need to find out the requirements for their design.
Bench with backrest
In the pair set stationary or portable benches. Their sizes depend on the area of the room and location. Comfortable installation height is 60‒70 cm; if several rows are being constructed, then the distance from the upper flooring to the ceiling should be 1.2 m. The upper tier is intended not only for sitting, but also for lying. Its width should be up to 90 cm, length - 150-180 cm, for the lower shelf it is enough to make a floor of 60 cm. Portable benches are inferior in size, their length is 90-150 cm, width - 50 cm. Place the furniture away from the stove and windows, against a blank wall. At the heart of most models of shops lies the frame, the legs of the bars and the seat of plates, packed at intervals of 1‒2 cm, designed for running off of water.
Tools for work:
Here is an example of the scheme of another more complex bench that can be used for a bath:
A wooden bench bench for a bath
A simple option for a novice carpenter is a small portable bench. Having a little experience with wood, you can later take up a more complex structure. The first step is drawing the scheme of the shop with the designation of parameters: length, width, height. For manufacturing you will need: 2 boards 150 * 20 * 5 cm, 5 * 5 cm bars, 2 10 * 2 cm boards, self-tapping screws. All boards and bars are thoroughly polished before assembly.
Manufacture of benches
Initially, for the manufacture of furniture in the bath, they used wooden pins, which were scored into the prepared holes.This process is quite complicated, so it is easier for a beginner master to use screws and a screwdriver.
Having made furniture for your bath, you can be sure of the quality of its wood and impregnation. The dimensions and design of the benches are ideal for the rest of the furniture and fit into the interior of the bath rooms, because they are made according to individual measurements.
How to make a bench for a bath, you can figure out by watching the following video:
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