How to make shelves for bath with his hands: the choice of optimal material and design

room for Russian people - is not just a place for hygiene and religious building, purify the body and soul.And, of course, the heart of bath - steam room, where climbing the warm wooden shelves for bath, so nice to forget about the hustle and fly to the heights of pleasure.And doubly pleased if made shelves for bath with his hands, and he is alive, aware of all the favorite habits of the owner.It would seem - unpretentious design, a simple deck of wood, but many nuances and rules you should know to get it comfortable and reliable, and every visit to the bath to bring only joy.


Choosing the perfect wood for shelves ↑

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team traditionally equip only wooden shelvesfor a bath, and plastics and rubber are trying to exclude, for they can accidentally ignite or weld.In addition, high-quality shelves in the bath can be made from any wood, but only from its rocks, corresponding to the following conditions:

  • low thermal conductivity;
  • minimum tar;
  • high fiber density;
  • resistance to extreme heat with high humidity.

In Russian tradition arrangement baths often use lime and aspen, a little less - birch and poplar.More recently, in the inner sanctum of Russian baths appeared and African guest - exotic wood abachi.These wood fully meet the stringent requirements of the material for the shelves for a bath, but they each have their drawbacks.Not suitable for baths softwood.Rating preferences "bathhouse" wood looks.

Lipa: pluses and minuses ↑

linden wood devoid of flaws, there is almost no knots, and it is easy to process.Lipa is heated slowly, but dries quickly, it does not crack and it does not remain stains of sweat.When heated, lime exudes discreet delicate flavor.The healing power of linden tree has long been revered by the people as a source of positive energy and well-being of body and soul.The cost of the boards of lime is low, and their lack of a single - quickly darken in hot and humid atmosphere.

Aspen - the best choice ↑

Perhaps the cheapest wood for sauna and therefore very popular with builders.Aspen is famous among the people as a healer of spiritual adversity, it is able to absorb the negative energy, freeing her from the man.Out, re-born - it is a pair of aspen.Essential, "hidden" timber flaw is its tendency to rot from within.It

quality in appearance aspen board may be defective.

Abasha - an expensive luxury ↑

African newcomer, who grew up in the hot and humid climate is ideal for the Russian baths.The heat and humidity it is not terrible, it is extremely slow and is heated for a long time retains its original fresh look and gorgeous color from yellow to cream.While him listed only drawback - the high price for many inaccessible.

How to choose the perfect wood for shelves
Pollock wood abashi long retains fresh look and gorgeous color from yellow to cream

types and shapes of shelves for bath ↑

Building supermarkets filled with a variety of accessories for the device pools, but if you own a dream of its uniquebath, its holy of holies of the steam room, you just do not trust outsiders and certainly craftsmen produce shelves in the bath with his hands.

pondering how to build shelves in the bath, you must first decide what will be their design and how they are best positioned in a particular room of your steam room.By design differences, there are three main types of bathroom shelves:

  • benches;
  • chairs;
  • couches.

already clear shelves of the names that fans of relaxation in the supine position prefer couches, someone loves semi-sitting position and choose the chaise longue, and fans warm up and at the same time to speak with a pleasant conversationalist quite satisfied bench.The final choice is definitely the future of the steam host, but depend on the chosen design of the final dimensions of the shelves.Illustration will help you choose the perfect shelves for bath - photo selection is not only the basic design configuration of products, but also the recommended optimum size for them.

Forms and shapes of shelves for bath
Basic design configuration of shelves for bath and their optimum dimensions

can endlessly contemplate how to make the shelves in the bath, which will satisfy the preferences of all family members, guests and enjoy it possible not to find the right solution.Therefore it is reasonable to perform the drawing regiments for a bath, and possibly more than one, given the size of the steam room and combining different design shelves.

Cabling in the drawing room to the design of the shelves steam, usually three-tier, should take into account several nuances.

  1. height of the shelf determines the number of tiers.If the ceiling height is low steam room, lower level of the three-tiered shelf is lowered to the floor, providing a gap for air circulation.
  2. upper tier is always wider than the others do (about 90 cm) and use it as couches.The best place for benches and loungers - the first and second tiers.
  3. distance between the third tier and the ceiling, the most comfortable for the human being must not be less than 1-1.2 m.
  4. Under the rules of safety shelves should not be placed along the walls with windows: in contact with hot water and steam on a cold glass,it can crack and injure people.
  5. The spacious steam room shelves stir along any or all of the free wall without windows.If there is not enough room in the lot selected for the device Regiment largest wall.

One of the three schemes proposed below will help you decide how to make the shelves in the bath as compact, but comfortable.Three variants of the arrangement of structures shelves in the steam room:

  • Stepped.The design is perfect for arranging a large steam bath for a large family.The shelves along one wall in two or three steps and most top shelf here is very hot, while the lower is always "cool."

    Forms and shapes of shelves for bath
    Stepped shelves design is good in the steam room spacious baths for large families
  • L-shaped.The lower and upper shelf in the scheme are placed along one wall, and the average - perpendicular to them on an adjacent wall nearby.With this arrangement, even in the steam room is not very big for the visitors a feeling of spaciousness.
  • Coupe.The design is ideal for very small steam rooms: there are two shelves (only the middle and upper) are attached to one wall of each other.If necessary, top shelf can be raised and fixed to the wall, as is done in a train compartment.

How to make shelves for bath: installation features ↑

Before installing structural elements shelves beams and planks carefully grind and smooth the rough edges.To wood for shelves served long been resistant to rot and pests, it is treated with an antiseptic solution on a natural basis.The use of synthetic antiseptic compositions unacceptable: under the influence of heat and moisture, they can cause harmful toxic vapors.

Recommendations how to make shelves for bath, very simple.At first, collect a skeleton - several support pillars of thick beams 50x70 mm in cross-section is installed vertically and horizontally bonded together strapping.To impart strength and structure stability, sometimes rack frame fixed to a wall.To the future flooring does not bend, vertical support framework set at a distance of no more than 60 cm.

benches, fixed or removable, made of thin boards, filling them to the frame with a clearance of 1-2 cm. To ensure the free flow of water at an angle of inclination of the seat12.Boards are chosen adhering ratio of thickness and width in the range 1: 4 - a strength condition and rapid drying of the product.If you can make shelves for bath collapsible, it should be provided in advance in preparation for installation.It is easy to disassemble bulky structure into small fragments, it can quickly dry them in the sun.

How to make shelves for bath: installation features
Two variants of shelves for steam: removable and fixed

to connect structural parts are used oak wedges, driving them deliberately prepared holes in the joints.Nails and screws for installation of wooden structures for baths tend not to be used, at least in the areas of direct contact person bench and preventing possible burns.If without conventional fastening means impossible to do, metal screws or nails trying to drown the wood to a depth of 5-6 mm, or screwed with their so-called inner side shelves.

If the future owner of steam does not follow his own thoughts on the overall dimensions of shelves, then in their manufacture, use standard:

  • the minimum length of the bench - 150-180 cm;
  • width - 40-150 cm, depending on the preferred posture for relaxation and dimensions of the steam room;
  • height - 40-60 cm between the levels of at least 20 cm from the floor, no less than 100-120 cm from the ceiling.

the middle and upper tiers are fixed to the wall with ventilation gap of 10 cm. The bottom shelf is usually mounted on a specially provided for the moving runners - this simplifies cleaning.At the points of contact of the frame shelves and the floor is laid for waterproofing special rubber gasket.Sometimes the bottom shelf in the steam room is not too large to make a triangle shape, which converge at the apex of the two sides - the adjacent wall: compact design allows to place all the benches.

comfort accessories to the shelves for the pair ↑

Equipping a bath, do not forget the optional but very nice addition to the shelves, without which activities in the steam room would not be so comfortable.It is a wooden base for the legs and head.In order to be able to lie on the shelf, lifting his feet higher than his head, using a portable footrest.This is the simplest construction of two wooden surfaces, connected together at an angle of 30-45 °, but how much benefit and pleasure it brings people to a rest in the sauna.A similar construction - wooden "cushion" in contrast to the footrest is not only removable, but also stationary.

Comfort accessories to the shelves for the pair
optional, but nice additional accessories to the shelves make a special comfort in an atmosphere of rest and relaxation

The space between the two levels of shelves be left open, which is not always convenient for travelers: I want to lean or lean against something.Exit - to create a wooden back, scoring two-centimetric wooden slats in the gap between the steps and do not forget to leave the top and bottom clearance for ventilation.If additional accessories made from wood fragrant herbs, they can become an excellent component of aromatherapy.

Video: details of the regeneration bath ↑

Surely a lot of interesting ideas about the arrangement of the washing and steam room will prompt a video:

Steam and shelves in it -is the soul of the bath.Very beautiful room can suddenly turn into a dull frame, if the wrong shelf designed and made sloppy.

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