Replace that rusted shower caddy

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Project by flowerdog posted 09-15-2014 09:48 PM 2266 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Those metal shower caddies eventually rust, even the ones with the rubber coating. So it was time to replace mine, and I created this one, made with cherry and some garden hoop wire which is water proof. It is glued and screwed with stainless steel screws. Then I covered it with three coats of spar varnish. And the soap dish is scooped out with chisels to keep the soap bar from sliding away.

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#1 posted 09-15-2014 11:52 PM

Looks great! It’ll be interesting to see how it holds up to getting soaked every day…......!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 09-16-2014 12:02 AM

I like this build and they style you gave it. Cherry is the best!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#3 posted 09-16-2014 12:41 AM

Cherry looks great no matter what you do to it!

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#4 posted 09-16-2014 01:40 AM

Great idea! I think I will try this with cypress and no finish or metal parts.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 09-16-2014 09:43 AM

Nice work, Looks great

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 09-16-2014 03:33 PM

Looks great! I’d like to do something like this with some Teak.

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#7 posted 09-16-2014 06:01 PM

Looks good. Coulld have probably used some shallow dado’s in the back support to give the shelves some extra support. Now you are only relying on the screwes to hold them. The bar of soap isn’t too heavy but those bottles of shampoo will give the top shelf a work out.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 09-16-2014 06:04 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 09-16-2014 06:42 PM

Teak, cypress, sounds like those would be some good options.

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#10 posted 09-16-2014 06:43 PM

Right, I thought about making dowels, and avoiding screws altogether, but I took the easy way out.

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#11 posted 09-16-2014 08:52 PM

You could avoid the metal rail if you wanted to take some time to build a wooden rail. That might be a nice option too.

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