In order to take a comfortable bath in a bath, it is necessary to install shelves, observing certain standards. Material for flooring, too, must be chosen wisely. In this article we will explain how to make shelves in the bath with your own hands, give a step by step guide, as well as drawings, photos and video instructions.
The atmosphere in the steam room is characterized by high temperature and moisture, this combination can not stand every material. Traditionally for the bath flooring is used wood. A suitable type of wood should have certain properties:
Experienced craftsmen recommend linden, aspen, maple, poplar, abashi for the regiments. Conifers tolerate moisture well, but at high temperatures, resin begins to protrude on their surface. This can cause burns, so it is better to use excellent pine or spruce wood for furniture in a rest room or washing room.
Linden - when heated, it emanates a special aroma and healing vapors. The tree dries quickly, does not crack, is easy to process. In a hot and humid atmosphere, the material changes color from light to dark.
Aspen is a common choice for regiments due to its combination of strength and low price. Boards retain their dimensions during temperature fluctuations and are not deformed. According to pagan beliefs, aspen frees from negativity and cures mental trauma. Externally, the material is stored for a long time, and the inside of the boards is subject to rotting.
Abashi - expensive African wood has a beautiful yellowish or cream shade, retains its appearance of high quality for a long period of time. It has low thermal conductivity, flexible and durable material serves as a comfortable flooring. The high price of a foreign tree makes it available only to a limited number of people.
Maple - shows excellent resistance to moisture and heat.
Non-standard location of the regiments
The number of tiers in the steam room you choose yourself , if people will go to the bath a little, 1-2 tiers are enough. Three tiers can be placed in a high room, between the upper flooring and the ceiling should be not less than a meter. Shelves are located along the walls on which there are no windows. The beds are:
The size of the regiments depends on the tier: the top one is 90 cm wide, the middle and bottom one is 80 cm. The length can vary from 150 to 180 cm, it depends on the size of the steam room .
The height of the shelves should be comfortable for a seated person - the upper shelf is fixed at a height of 120 cm, the comfortable height of an average floor is 70-80 cm, the lower one is fixed at 40 cm.
Making the frame
Before you make the shelves, bars and boards designed for they are carefully polished and treated with a special antiseptic on a natural basis. The frame of the regiment is constructed of bars, the supporting posts are made with a section of 50 * 70 mm.
Using screws instead of nails allows you to securely fasten the structure and leaves the ability to disassemble shelves to dry or replace an item.
This is how the bath shelves are made, if you are going to make several tiers, they are performed according to a similar pattern: the frame for the upper one is assembled and the base for the lower shelf is attached to it.
Watch a video containing a detailed description of the assembly of the steam shelf:
This collection of photos and drawings helps you more clearly present the order of work:
We begin to make the frame
Making the bottom row
Impregnation of wood
Fitting and fastening
The flooring of the boards is ready
On our proposed The drawings indicate the size of the regiments and their design:
Drawing of the shelf support
Location of the regiments
Drawing of the three-tier shelf
A variant of drawing shelves in the bath
Top and bottom shelves
Layout of shelves and benches