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Old 10-29-2014, 07:00 PM   #15
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So here's the final version. I added the finger notch to make lifting it out easier. We have a fall camping trip coming in November so we'll see how it works out in the real world.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:26 PM   #16
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We built the same style duckboard out of ash . We rounded over the edges of the slats on the router table and glued & blind doweled the duckboard together .Then we applied a coat of Watco followed by 2 coats of spar varnish .Seems to be holding up well but the added height forces me to duck down like the OP
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:28 PM   #17
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I like the idea of removing it during our showers. I wanted something classy looking to step onto in shoes since doing so always leaves the shower tub dirty. I think this is just the ticket.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:50 PM   #18
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A fine job, Mike. I have been looking at such things and I know there are ready-mades but they would not be as beautiful as yours. Should work well.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:30 PM   #19
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Very, very nice! Good for you and thanks for sharing the pictures
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:41 AM   #20
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Looks really nice. Fact of the business, that kind of thing really does not have to be all that tight to start with. A 1/2" small all around would not hurt anything and it would be easier to hook a finger under and take out and put back.
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:28 AM   #21
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Looks really nice. Fact of the business, that kind of thing really does not have to be all that tight to start with. A 1/2" small all around would not hurt anything and it would be easier to hook a finger under and take out and put back.
I have two small kids so to reduce the chance of them falling or pinching their toes, I intended it to fit tightly so there was no chance of it moving when they are in there. That is also why the slats are spaced so close together.

If it was just me using it I would have made it a little smaller and with slightly wider spacing between the slats but with kids, I had to "what if" this to death, as many parents typically do.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:19 AM   #22
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I have two small kids so I had to "what if" this to death, as many parents typically do.
I get that, I have kids too. But sooner or later they need to learn that the world can be a harsh place, and you best don't stick your pinky toe in that crack.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:31 AM   #23
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Okay then. Thank you for your parenting tips.
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:50 PM   #24
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sorta timely for me....

really nice looking Junkie....

ever since the beginning of summer I've been looking for a procduct that I used in one of my boats for a cockpit liner that I figured would be just perfect for that wet bath "problem"...but couldn't find it to save my life

I thought of making a wooden one "a la Junkie" but I couldn't afford the headroom....(never occured to me to make it removable for showering)

anywho....YESTERDAY while stolling through Home Depot I finally came across the stuff I used years ago in that boat....one foot square, 3/8 thick, comes in package of ten for about fifteen bucks....so you need four to do the floor....clicks together and cuts easy with an exacto knife

it was the cockpit sole in that boat for ten years !!! and was still there when I sold it....talk about durable!

ANOTHER thing crossed off THE list
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Old 12-06-2014, 01:54 AM   #25
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I wonder how one of these made out of composite deck material would work.
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I'm sure it would work fine Lee, except it's going to weigh a lot more. That would make a great choice for an outside shower deck though.
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I never thought about the weight issue. I was looking at the Lowes link for the redwood and apparently it is unavailable at this time. So I typed in composite deck material and came across some composite redwood ballesters that looked like they would be very easy to turn into a shower mat.Shop ChoiceDek 14-Pack Coastal Redwood Composite Deck Baluster (Common: 31-in; Actual: 31-in) at Lowes.com
What do you think. Also I looked for a weight but didn't see one.
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Looks like that would work Lee although I still think it would weigh more than using wood but it doesn't need sealing. If I was going to use that product I would cut them in half on a table saw for half the thickness. Use one side for the top slats and a four of the bottoms for the frame. Predrill and countersink for SS screws from the bottom up.
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